Trump Supporter Asks for a Refund After Fantasy Voter Fraud Scam

Are Trump supporters this gullible? Yes, they are.


Good luck with this lawsuit.

Bloomberg reports that a Trump supporter, Fred Eshelman, may have been ripped off by the Trump presidential campaign. He certainly is not the first.

In a lawsuit, the Trump supporter, Fred Eshelman, founder of Eshelman Ventures LLC, said he “regularly and repeatedly” asked a group in Houston that was supposed to investigate alleged fraud in the recent presidential election.

Eshelman said he contributed $2.5 million to the group to support lawsuits, many of which were brought by Trump’s lead lawyer on fraud cases, Rudy Giuliani.

Eshelman said he asked for updates on the project, but his “requests were consistently met with vague responses, platitudes, and empty promises,” according to the lawsuit filed Wednesday in Houston federal court.

The suit is Eshelman v. True the Vote, Inc., 20-cv-04034, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas (Houston).

The True the Vote, the pro-Trump group, said it was investigating the fraud charges, none of which were ever substantiated in Trump’s many court challenges, to the November 3 election.

The Trump donor said he was ripped off by the pro-Trump group.

According to the lawsuit, True the Vote Inc. said it would “investigate, litigate, and expose suspected illegal balloting and fraud in the 2020 general election.”

After the election, no evidence of voter fraud emerged. However, that did not stop the group from filing four lawsuits. After a series of judges in a few states said the lawsuits lacked any legal merit, the pro-Trump group dropped all of its pending lawsuits.

The group explained on its website on November 17 that since it lacked any hard evidence of fraud, “It was necessary for us to pursue a different path.”

So, what’s the lesson here?

People who follow fanatics should watch where they are going, especially when the fanatic asks for money.

Trump is raising money now and wants to control the Republican National Committee, including its membership lists and bank accounts.

If this happens, Trump will use the money to pay for numerous lawsuits and to loot the bank account for his personal, greedy goals.

If that sounds too extreme, look at Trump’s business history. This is the same pattern he used during his entire business career. Trump never uses his money if he can get it from an unsuspecting, naive donor. Sociopaths do not change their behavior.

So, if you plan on giving Trump money and expecting anything of value, talk to the eager students who enrolled at Trump University. They were all ripped off.

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Chuck Epstein has managed marketing communications and public relations departments for major global financial institutions and participated in the launch of industry-changing financial products. He also has written by-lined articles for over 50 publications, five books and served as editor and publisher of nation’s first newsletter on the topic of using the PC for personal investing and trading. (“Investing Online, 1994-1999). He also is a marketing consultant, writer and speaker on topics related to investor protection and opportunities in the very dynamic cannabis industry. He has held senior-level marketing, PR and communications positions at the New York Futures Exchange, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Lind-Waldock, Zacks Investment Research, Russell Investments and Principal Financial. He has won national awards from the Mutual Fund Education Alliance (MFEA) and his web site,, was named best small blog in 2009 by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW).


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