Take Initiative America

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Take Initiative America is a 501(c)(4) Missouri-based corporation that gave a donation of $175,000 to Californians for Equal Representation to support the petition drive on behalf of the Presidential Electoral College Act. The donation became the source of significant controversy.

Thomas W. Hiltachk, an early supporter of Californians for Equal Representation, in late September said, "I have demanded that Take Initiative America fully disclose the source of its funds and have been assured that it will do so. Nonetheless, I am deeply troubled by their failure to disclose."[1]

Financier and Giuliani supporter Paul Singer was later revealed as the source of the controversial donation. He said, "I contributed to the Take Initiative America because I believe in proportional voting in the Electoral College. I made the contribution without any restrictions, including whether or how it would need to be disclosed. I left disclosure completely up to Take Initiative America."

Missouri attorney Charles Hurtt III is the legal agent for "Take Initiative America."

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