A pro-Donald Trump super PAC needs to make its accounting practices great again — if they ever were in the first place.
Great America PAC on Thursday night erroneously published the credit card numbers and expiration dates belonging to 49 donors, a Center for Public Integrity review of its latest Federal Election Commission campaign finance disclosure discovered.
The screw-up comes one month after the super PAC, which aims to “help grow the burgeoning movement behind Donald Trump and merge the grassroots with the business community,” mistakenly revealed the personal cell phone numbers and/or email addresses of 336 of its donors.
Great America PAC treasurer Dan Backer, upon being informed by the Center for Public Integrity of his organization’s mistake, said the likely culprit is “an isolated software glitch in an otherwise automated process” involving data transfers between the PAC and a contractor that helps manage the group’s finances.
He vowed to immediately rectify the situation by contacting affected donors, encouraging them to cancel their credit cards and offering to pay for “long-term extended identity theft monitoring and protection.” Any Great America PAC donor who requests a refund “will of course get one,” Backer said.
“Going forward, there’s going to be some unpleasant conversations with the compliance staff about these issues,” Backer added.