Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent $419.5 million during the 2020 election to support Democrat candidates by utilizing legal loopholes.
The loopholes allowed him to use two organizations to funnel money into local government elections offices, with stipulations about how the funding was spent.
According to a New York Post cover story, an investigation into Zuckerberg’s political influence on the 2020 election stated that “the 2020 election wasn’t stolen — it was likely bought by one of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful men pouring his money through legal loopholes.”
The report charged that Zuckerberg planned, funded, and orchestrated a “targeted, private takeover of government election operations” for partisan, political purposes despite being directed through non-profit organizations.
Zuckerberg’s “money significantly increased Joe Biden’s vote margin in swing states. In places like Georgia, where Biden won by 12,000 votes, and Arizona, where he won by 10,000, the spending likely put him over the top,” concluded the Post’s article.
“This unprecedented merger of public election offices with private resources and personnel is an acute threat to our republic and should be the focus of electoral reform efforts moving forward.”
William Doyle, principal researcher for the Caesar Rodney Election Research Institute in Irving, Texas, wrote in an article for The Federalist that the two research organizations, the Center for Election Innovation and Research (CEIR) and the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL), distributed the money to counties and cities in ways that would bring out more Democrat voters and drive up the count for then-candidate Joe Biden in crucial swing states.
Doyle’s team of analysts who conducted the research described the merger of private resources and public election offices as an “acute threat to our republic, and should be the focus of electoral reform efforts moving forward” and accused Zuckerberg of buying the election.
Doyle and his analysts determined that the CEIR and CTCL money was not used traditionally to finance campaign expenses.
Instead, it funded activities, including “vote navigators,” to launch outreach campaigns focused on areas with high numbers of Democrat voters.
“Vote navigators” in Wisconsin were used to answer questions, assist voters, and “witness” ballot signatures.
In Georgia, a temporary staffing agency called “Happy Faces” — associated with former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams — helped count votes in Fulton County, Georgia, according to the researchers.
According to Doyle and his analysts, CTCL also pushed for across-the-board mail-in voting, expensive bulk mailings, and extended deadlines that would favor mailed votes over in-person ballots, as well as other actions that would promote Democrats.
In addition, CTCL pushed actions that allowed several post-election ballots to be submitted and unmonitored, private drop boxes.
According to Doyle, funding for temporary staffing and increased financing for poll workers allowed for the “infiltration of election offices” by paid Democrat activists that had been coordinated through left-leaning non-profit organizations and social media.
Most of the money donated by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, totaling $350 million, went to CTCL.
That money was released through grants to different jurisdictions to buy mail-in ballot processing equipment, help hire staff, and other measures to handle the election during the coronavirus pandemic.
Doyle noted that state and federal matching funds in place for any Covid-19 related election expenses came out to $479.5 million, but CEIR and CTCL funds received from Zuckerberg amounted to close to $419.5 million.
Analysts discovered that out of the 26 grants of $1 million or more each for counties and cities in Georgia, North Carolina, Arizona, Michigan, Texas, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Virginia, 25 went to the areas where Biden won.
According to voting statistics, Brown County, Wisconsin, got just $1.1 million, or less than 1.3% of the $85.5 million CTCL had provided to the other top recipients. Brown County was the only county on the list that then-President Donald Trump won.
The researchers determined that most of the money distributed by CTCL in Wisconsin went to heavily Democrat Green Bay instead of rural counties.
Before CTCL distributed funds, Wisconsin’s legislature had already provided about $7 per voter to Green Bay to manage its 2020 elections while giving $4 per voter in rural counties.
With the addition of the CTCL funding, Green Bay’s voting resources amounted to a whopping $47 per voter while leaving rural counties at $4 per voter. Doyle and the researchers found similar disparities in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Philadelphia, Dallas, Flint, and Houston, which received tens of millions of dollars from the organization’s grants.
According to Doyle, “We call this the injection of structural bias into the 2020 election, and our analysis shows it likely generated enough additional votes for Biden to secure an Electoral College victory in 2020.”
Despite the overwhelming facts, Doyle stressed that “more proof is needed” to definitively determine if the efforts by the organization had harvested large numbers of extra Democrat votes.
Doyle explained that his research showed how the vote was affected in Texas, where former Pres. Trump won. It would not be “inconceivable” that similar methods could influence future elections, explained Doyle.
He concluded by saying, “We have good reason to anticipate that the results of our work will show that CTCL and CEIR involvement in the 2020 election gave rise to an election that, while free, was not fair. The 2020 election wasn’t stolen—it was likely bought with money poured through legal loopholes.”