McElhaney tells Thrillist in an email that the response to his campaign has been “overwhelmingly positive. People from all over have sent messages in support. Some are skeptical. Rightly so. No one knows me.”
Writing on his website, searchinternethistory.com, McElhaney states that he’s got members of Congress in his crosshairs: “I plan on purchasing the Internet histories of all legislators, congressmen, executives, and their families and make them easily searchable... Help me raise money to buy the histories of those who took away your right to privacy. ” The GoFundMe project has already bested its goal of $10,000, and seems nowhere near sputtering. Over the last four days, 10,000 people have contributed nearly $160,000 toward the campaign.