U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., a socialist newcomer who vowed on election night to impeach “the m—–f—–,” says she’s trying to fix her campaign donation records.

It’s because a man who “gave” $2,500 to her campaign is dead.

And was dead before the donation.

The Washington Free Beacon reports a review of campaign and online donation records shows the donor, George S. Farah Sr., a Michigan businessman and real estate developer, died in 2009 from heart failure.

That would be well before the $2,500 donation in his name arrived at Tlaib’s bank account.

“On June 22, Tlaib’s campaign received a $2,500 donation in his name, Federal Election Commission filings show,” the report explained. “A search of public records, which also state that he is deceased, provides an address identical to the one written on the contribution to Tlaib’s campaign committee. Grand Blanc Township property records also show that the residence located at that address is registered in Farah’s name along with that of his widow.”

Federal law prohibits making campaign contributions in the name of another individual, the Free Beacon noted.

Kendra Arnold, executive director of the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, pointed out it’s illegal to make a campaign contribution in the name of another person and a campaign must ensure all donor information is reported accurately,

“The requirement of accurate disclosure of campaign contributors is important to inform voters of the source of campaign funds, prevent corruption, and ensure individuals are contributing within the legal limits, Arnold said.”

Tlaib’s campaign released a statement: “Gisele Farah is the sole beneficiary of a trust in her late husband’s name, George S. Farah Sr., who as you noted passed away in 2009. Gisele Farah, as the sole beneficiary in control of the trust, contributed to our campaign with funds from her trust. We will amend our campaign records and filings to clarify that the campaign contribution was from Gisele Farah and should be designated under her name.


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