I'm a Green Party voter and I simply can't get too bent out of shape seeing that a senior executive at the Diebold corporation made a contribution in June to Barack Obama.
You may recall that Diebold, manufacturer of lots and lots of voting machines for the American electorate, instituted a prohibition on such giving back during the 2004 election after the chairman boasted of raising money for the GOP.
The two major parties, no matter what restrictions are implemented by Congress, the Federal Election Commission or private companies, will always enjoy receiving money from executives. Big money is never going to flow to the Green Party or other smaller parties.
Despite the Diebold policy against officers giving bucks to parties and candidates, senior executive James Trocme in June made a $250 donation to Obama's presidential campaign. You can click here for the actual FEC record on the donation.
I guess Trocme is not familiar with Diebold policies, or maybe the corporation has relaxed its donations prohibition this election season. Whatever the reasons are why Trocme made this donation, I'm sure the Obama campaign is damn glad to have the money.