Good Ol’ Edrty Eddty of Poiuyttrrewe / Qwertyuio

By Julia Hoppock

Oct 11, 2008 11:56am

The Washington Post’s Matthew Mosk takes a look at some of those iffy internet low-dollar Obama donors and wonders how they escaped notice of the campaign.

"New discoveries from a cursory review of the listings include Edrty Eddty, who donated $250 in July 2008 and Es Esh, who gave $325 in July. Esh hailed from this unusual address: ‘fhdfhdfh, Erial, NJ 08081′ Eddty listed his, or perhaps her, employer as ‘Poiuyttrrewe / Qwertyuio’ — the letters, more or less in order, found on the top line of standard computer keyboards," Mosk writes.

"The Obama campaign gave all the money from questionable donors back. But the series of news reports uncovering fake contributions is raising eyebrows. How could a system that collects contributions not immediately discover such obviously false names?"

The Obama campaign points out that McCain has had issues with improper donations as well, and has returned $1.2 million in contributions during the primaries, including some raised from foreign nationals.

But Edrty Eddty and Es Esh raise eyebrows, Mosk points out. Read more HERE.

- jpt

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