Hamilton, Virginia resident Linda Loy is one of millions older registered Republicans across America. In March Loy contacted WAVY News about a strange letter she received from something called the “Office of Records, Virginia Area Assessment.” Below this dubious name in the return address field the message “***Immediate Response Requested***” was written twice.
Marked in big bold red letters on bottom right corner of the envelope were the words “Notice Of Delinquency.”
“I was very frightened, that, what bill did I miss? My heart started racing, and then when I opened it up, it was just, heart started racing because I was angry,” Loy said.
The letter signed by Reince Priebus, Chairman of the RNC. It read in part:
This notice of delinquency has been sent to you because the Republican Party has contacted you multiple times to ask for your support of our 2016 campaign…We need you to come forward today and send a contribution of $25 or more.” A membership application form at the bottom of the letter reads “PAST DUE.
Loy told WAVY News that she had never given money to any political party and took pride in ensuring that her bills were paid on time:
Not only the mail carrier, whoever handled this from Washington, D.C. to here, they’re thinking, ‘Oh boy, here’s another deadbeat,’” she said.
The letter also includes payment options where the receiver can write down their credit card information, call an 800 number, or go to the GOP website to make a donation.
There’s also a section asking for information about a donor’s employer, as well as mailing address and phone number. This section also includes a disclaimer which states that the letter was “Paid for by the Republican National Committee,” along with a physical address, website, and phone number.
WAVY News is just one of many news agencies who contacted the RNC about these shady letters, which residences in other states have also received. As of yet, the RNC has yet to confirm or deny if the letter is official.
But, it appears that this letter is official. Otherwise, the RNC would have been quick to deny sending it. There’s no word yet if any recipients plan to file a lawsuit concerning this dishonest RNC practice.
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