Trump's PAC has spent no money on ballot audits as he pushes his election-fraud claims, but it has funded his flights and other personal expenses, a report says

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  • Trump's PAC has spent none of the $75 million it raised on election reviews, The Washington Post reported.

  • Trump has falsely claimed the election was stolen, but he isn't putting money behind proving it.

  • Private donors - not Trump's PAC - are funding election reviews in Arizona and Georgia.

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A PAC formed to fund Donald Trump's attempt to challenge last year's presidential election result has not spent any money on audits or other election-review measures, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.

Trump founded the Save America leadership PAC last year as he pushed his "big lie" that the election had been stolen from him as a result of an elaborate plot by Democrats. The PAC, which "has few limits on how it can spend its money," The Post said, has raised $75 million.

Sources familiar with the PAC's finances told The Post that barely any of the money had been spent, apart from a small portion used for some of Trump's travel and legal expenses and for paying staff.

The sources said none of the money had been channeled into concrete attempts to challenge last year's election result such as the ballot audit in Arizona's Maricopa County.

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While Trump has issued statements in support of that audit and attempts by other GOP-led legislatures to cast doubt on the integrity of the election, he hasn't used the money from his PAC war chest to support the reviews, the report said.

The deadline for the PAC to make public its financial statements in compliance with federal laws is July 31.

A Trump spokesperson did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

Arizona's audit, which county election officials have characterized as a shambolic partisan stunt, is being funded partly by Arizona taxpayers and partly by private donations. A lawsuit seeking to launch a similar election review in Georgia's Fulton County is also said to be funded by private donations, The Post reported.

The PAC has continued to fundraise mainly by appealing to donors to fund the campaign to ensure election integrity, The Post reported.

Trump's election-fraud claims have been thrown out in court cases and twice refused a hearing in the US Supreme Court.

He has continued to push them, however, despite their role in inciting his supporters to attack the Capitol on January 6 and amid suggestions that he's gearing up for another presidential bid in 2024.

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