Hundreds of millions of dollars from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg were used to violate election laws, according to a new report.
The Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society, a national constitutional litigation organization, released the 39-page report, alleging that Zuckerberg’s $500 million given to election officials was used to treat voters unequally and to improperly influence the election for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
The bulk of the funds went to the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), a nonprofit started by former managers and staff at the New Organizing Institute, a progressive nonprofit.
According to the report, the nonprofit earlier this year “began sending agents into states to recruit certain Democrat strongholds to prepare grants requesting monies from” it.
The provision of Zuckerberg-CTCL funds allowed these Democrat strongholds to spend roughly $47 per voter, compared to $4 to $7 per voter in traditionally Republican areas of the state.
— Phillip Kline (@PhillDKline) December 17, 2020
“The provision of Zuckerberg-CTCL funds allowed these Democrat strongholds to spend roughly $47 per voter, compared to $4 to $7 per voter in traditionally Republican areas of the state. Moreover, this recruiting of targeted jurisdictions for specific government action and funding runs contrary to legislative election plans and invites government to play favorites in the election process.”
For example, the center gave $100,000 to Cory Mason, the mayor of Racine, Wisconsin, to recruit four other cities to develop a plan and request a larger grant from it. Those five cities submitted such a plan in June and received $6.3 million to implement it.
That kind of privatization of elections “undermines the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), which requires state election plans to be submitted to federal officials and approved and requires respect for equal protection by making all resources available equally to all voters,” the report states.
"Zuckerberg paid for the election judges. He purchased the drop boxes, contrary to state law… Zuckerberg paid the local officials who boarded up the windows to the counting room. Zuckerberg money purchased the machines—Dominion and otherwise." pic.twitter.com/iq8YtfmN4X
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) December 17, 2020
“This effectively is a shadow government running our elections,” Phill Kline, director of the Amistad Project, said at a press conference in Virginia.
“Government has the core responsibility of managing elections. We don’t put out elections for bid. We don’t have elections brought to you by Coca Cola. It is government’s job to manage elections, and it must do so without a thumb on the scale.”
The project said the main foundations funding the efforts include The Democracy Fund, New Venture Fund, Skoll Foundation, and Knight Foundation.
Other nonprofits deemed key to distributing the money besides CTCL were named as the Center for Electronic Innovation Research, the Center for Civic Design, the National Vote at Home Institute, the Center for Secure and Modern Elections, and Rock the Vote.
The #2020Election was the least transparent election in American history.
• Half a billion dollars funneled in by Mark Zuckerberg.
• Drop boxes that broke the chain of custody.
• Voting machines with a 68.05% error rate.
This election was an absolute sham.
— Jason D. Meister 🇺🇸 (@jason_meister) December 17, 2020
As previously reported by 100% Fed Up:
The WVA – Wisconsin Voters Alliance has filed a complaint against a “left-leaning group” funded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, who have donated a whopping quarter of billion dollars to the group that claims “Elections place too many burdens on voters.”
If the Center For Civic Design was serious about their statement, why aren’t they hiring buses in areas that are solid Trump country, like in northern MI, where people may have to drive 20 or more miles to get to their local polling places? What about their “burden?” Or are some burdens more important than others?
So far, the group has spent an incredible $6.3 million in the critical swing state of Wisconsin with 10 electoral votes.
Key funders for CTCL include Google, Facebook, the Center for Civic Design, the Center for Democracy and Technology, Rock the Vote, Democracy Fund, The Voting Information Project, and the Knight Foundation.
If Dinesh D’Souza was locked up for eight months for giving $20,000 over the limit to a college friend running for political office, how much time should Zuckerberg serve for bankrolling THIS? Share your thoughts.