The Oregon Republican Party's donation page lists rules, including:

I am at least eighteen years old. I am not, nor am I making this contribution on behalf of, a corporation, labor organization, national bank, foreign national without a green card, a federal contractor, or any other federally impermissible source.

What happens if a minor donates without reading these rules?

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Nothing happens to the minor. The recipient does not get in trouble because the minor did not read the assertions, they might get in trouble if the contributor is not allowed to make said contribution, for example "is a foreign national". There are certain steps to take if a contribution is questionable, for example refund it or ascertain that the contribution is legal. Since the question asks the pertinent questions, the contributions is not questionable, unless some other direct evidence is brought to the attention of the committee.

The inclusion of minors in this instance is out of an "abundance of caution". Minors can contribute, but there are restrictions, that

The decision to contribute is made knowingly and voluntarily by the minor;

The funds, goods or services contributed are owned or controlled by the minor, proceeds from a trust for which he or she is a beneficiary or funds withdrawn by the minor from a financial account opened and maintained in his or her name; and

The contribution is not made using funds given to the minor as a gift for the purpose of making the contribution, and is not in any way controlled by another individual.

I suppose they feel that it is too risky to accept contributions by minors: such an exclusion is not required by federal law.

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    Thank you! Is the minor eligible for the tax credit? The contribution was made in compliance with that law.
    – Someone
    Commented Jun 11, 2022 at 1:54
  • If indeed the contribution was in compliance with state law etc. etc. then making a donation contrary to an extra-legal desire of the donee doesn't invalidate the credit.
    – user6726
    Commented Jun 11, 2022 at 14:41

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