Vote Sarah Palin 2016 superPAC strangely says it has received a donation of 5 million UK pounds sterling. (?!) query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/dcdev/…So I figured I would follow the link and see where it led.
— Luke Rosiak (@lukerosiak) March 2, 2013
It led here:
Formal notification of receipt to Vote Sarah Palin USA President 2016 a sum of five million UK pound sterling (at exchange rate of equivalent in USA dollars of November 5 2012). The sum of five million UK pound sterling is equivalent value of asset held (which has a commercial market value of ?5 million). No expenditure was incurred in November 6 2012 USA presidential election campaign. This is because Sarah Palin was not an official USA presidential candidate on November 6 2012. This is the only filing that i have to disclose to FEC relating to 2012 campaign activity relating to USA presidential election 2012.
I quite literally have NO idea what this is. I checked and they do not seem to have any presence whatsoever on the internet.
Anybody have any ideas?
By the way 5 million UK pounds sterling works out to approximately $1,501,700.00 American.(Oops, should not have relied on a Google search, it turns out to be more along of the lines of $7,508,500.00)
I have so many questions.
Update: It looks like some small number of those questions have been answered. Well almost at least.
This is the profile of the person,zaccheus gilpin, identified as the treasurer of VOTE SARAH PALIN US PRESIDENT 2016.
And this was found in a Wall Street Journal article titled Brussels' Wacky Lobbyists:
Then, there’s Zaccheus Gilpin, who is based in the UK and whose registration suggests that he has pledged ₤5 million to the Conservative Party, “payable soon.” We have been unable to track Mr. Gilpin down, although a Google profile of someone with the same name suggests he’s a male model in his early 40s looking for worldwide assignments, who also claims to be an excellent kisser.
So my question is who is this person trying to mess with? The media, us. or Sarah Palin?
P.S. Thanks for all the digging you guys did on this story. I literally had just a few minutes to post it before having to leave for an appointment and did not have enough to time to do any thorough investigating myself. But you guys are the best so I knew you would get to the bottom of it.