This article comes from “citizens.news”
Mark Zuckerberg spent huge sums of money on the 2020 elections. While he was trying to justify it by saying he was bolstering alternative voting methods due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), his motives were seen to have changed at some point in the process.
Most of Zuckerberg’s money went to the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), an organization that provides grants to fund local elections. While these grants were billed as a way to expand access for voters who were unable or unwilling to go to the polls because of COVID-19 concerns, CTCL is not an election or a public health group. It has its own agenda.
Emails between the CTCL and local election officials show that the group is not discussing COVID-19 at all, but rather about buying equipment and mail sorters.
Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman said Zuckerberg may have started out attempting to help address coronavirus concerns as related to the 2020 elections, but the goal may have changed along the way.
“Somewhere along the line, the evidence is showing that there may very well have been a bait and switch,” he said. “The bait was to keep citizens safe from COVID, but then it switched — it may very well have switched — to a partisan ‘get out the vote’ effort on behalf of Joe Biden for the purpose of defeating Donald Trump.” (Related: Facebook smoking gun: Conservatives targeted for censorship because of their political beliefs… Facebook rigging elections.)
The money that CTCL gave to Democratic areas compared to Republican ones also provided further evidence of their ulterior motives. During an appearance with Sean Hannity on March 31, Citizens United president, David Bossie, said his group found that 92 percent of CTCL’s 160 largest grants went to Biden counties.
Zuckerberg’s moves affect future elections
With congress providing only a fraction of the money needed during the pandemic, Zuckerberg’s $400 million in grants has become the target of Republicans in at least 28 states who are now working on bills that would ban future private grants to election officials.
The bills are part of a broader push for the states to tighten election laws in light of the widespread voter fraud that happened in the 2020 elections. The ban sponsors, which are backed by the conservative group Heritage Action, said that they are worried about the private influences during elections.
Republican Governor Ron DeSantis said during a bill-signing in Florida that Zuckerberg’s money should no longer be allowed as it is “basically commandeering the machinery of the elections.”
Zuckerberg and his wife gave $419.5 million through their philanthropic investment group, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, to two non-profits that distributed them: the CTCL and the Center for Election Innovation & Research.
In a public statement posted on the social media site in October 2020, Zuckerberg agreed the elections should be publicly funded.
“To be clear, I agree with those who say that government should have provided these funds, not private citizens. I hope that for future elections the government provides adequate funding. But absent that funding, I think it’s critical that this urgent need is met,” he wrote.
The grants faced legal challenges in multiple states and were ultimately thrown out, and an application for an injunction to halt them was denied by the Supreme Court in October 2020. (Related: Facebook bans “Stop the Steal” page with 350,000 followers trying to expose election fraud.)
Amid Trump’s attacks on the election results, however, Heritage Action announced that it will spend $10 million to persuade the state lawmakers to ban any future grants, providing them with the exact wording for their legislation.
Some states went beyond Heritage’s outline, making it a misdemeanor or a felony for elections officials to accept such grants. These bans have been signed into law in several states such as Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Utah. It has also been passed by legislatures in Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Follow Corruption.news for more on questionable grants in line with the 2020 elections.
Watch the video below for more information about how Mark Zuckerberg rigged the 2020 elections.