As Barack Obama and Mitt Romney prepare to square-off against each other tonight whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks has thrown its cap into the ring, announcing that it is to intervene in the US election campaign.
This will see WikiLeaks urge voters not to give their vote to either the Republican or Democratic parties, but instead ‘Vote with your wallet – vote for WikiLeaks.’
In a statement written from the Ecuadorean Embassy in london, where he is presently holed up, Julian Assange wrote: “In early December 2010, WikiLeaks was receiving $120,000 per day in donations from the general public.
"In response to pressure from Washington, and entirely outside the law, financial institutions including Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Bank of America and Western Union, erected a banking blockade against WikiLeaks, stripping the organization of 95% of its funding. Although WikiLeaks has won every court case to date against the blockade, these Washington-linked institutions continue to appeal.
“So, for the next 34 days, beginning on 3 October 2012, we are launching a new fundraising campaign running up to Election Day, 6 November.”