Trump inaugural committee says there were errors in donor records

Trump inaugural committee says there were errors in donor records
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure MORE's inaugural committee has conceded that its recent Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings contained numerous errors, which it plans to fix. 

The Huffington Post first documented the errors, which are reportedly due to a new access code system used to purchase tickets to the inauguration and inaugural balls.

“We plan to amend our report to reflect any changes that we have become aware of, including many of those donor records or technical glitches that we have recently become aware of, as is common practice with FEC reporting,” Alex Stroman, a spokesman for the committee, told the news outlet.


According to the report, invitations to the inauguration included access codes that could be used multiple times, causing people to sell the codes on eBay and disseminate them to friends.

“The inauguration website did not request my street address when I purchased the tickets, even though I paid for the tickets using my credit card,” one Trump supporter who used various access codes to buy tickets told the Post.

“I also listed the individual name of each ticket holder and their email address for delivery of their ball tickets.”

While the individual names were not in the FEC documents, each $50 ticket purchase was listed in the filings under the name of the donor who initially received the invitation, but with multiple addresses.

Stroman told the news outlet that the committee was not trying to deceive people who purchased tickets.

“We only know what the donor gives us and our [data] vendor gives us, so it’s always a positive thing to be informed of errors in any report, so that records can be updated, and ultimately, can provide an accurate account of what happened, for posterity,” he said.

Trump's inaugural committee raised $107 million, according to the filings.