Just one week after “Rigged” exposed Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s plot to influence the 2020 election for Democrat Joe Biden, the nonprofit The Center for Tech and Civic Life that facilitated most of his donations announced new plans for this year’s midterm elections, the Western Journal reported.
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Zuckerburg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, gave $350 million to election offices during 2020, most of which was distributed by the non-profit CTCL, ABC News reported.
Citizens United President David Bossie, producer of “Rigged”, in an interview with Sean Hannity, revealed that almost all the donations CTCL received and distributed came from Zuckerberg.
Bossie further revealed to Hannity the uneven distribution of the funds.
Bossie said, “And that organization(the CTCL) filed their IRS 990’s tax returns. So we went through them, and in there…160 of those grants accounted for 272 million. And ninety-two percent, ninety-two percent of that $272 million went to Biden counties,” he related, referring to how the funds were distributed in heavily democratic areas.
“Rigged”, a film by Bossie and Citizens United Productions exposes the plot by Zuckerberg to feed funds toward Democrats and Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election through donations to the non-profit The Center for Tech and Civic Life under the guise of providing support for voters.
Bossie noted in The Washington Times, “The 2020 presidential election was decided by just 42,000 votes in 3 states. If the 37 electoral votes in Wisconsin, Arizona and Georgia, President Biden would not be president now.” Bossie continued, “A major adjustment or a minor tweak to the allocation of campaign resources could make all the difference because it came down to mere thousands of votes out of over 150 million cast to decide the next leader of the free world.”
ABCNews also reported that the CTCL, which distributed most of the $350 million in donations from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to election offices in 2020 said Monday that it won’t disburse similar donations this year after backlash from conservatives suspicious that the contributions tilted the outcome of the presidential race toward Joe Biden, and also that a spokesperson for Zuckerberg and Chan confirmed that the couple is not funding election offices this year.
ABC News reports that “The 2020 effort by Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, fueled conservative anger and distrust of the presidential election outcome.
At least eight GOP-controlled states passed laws last year banning private donations to election offices in reaction to Zuckerberg’s donations.
A suspicion that the contributions — routinely referred to as “Zuckerbucks” by conservatives — helped Biden, a Democrat, has become a staple among those who believe in former President Donald Trump’s election lies.”
According to ABC News, in the 2020 election, offices were scrambling to switch to mail voting as the pandemic made traditional polling places harder to maintain.
Negotiations over additional money for election offices collapsed amid partisan acrimony in Washington.
In late August of that year, Zuckerberg announced his donations, and CTCL swiftly distributed the funds to 2,500 election offices for a wide range of expenses, including new ballot counting equipment, pickup trucks to haul voting machines, and public relations campaigns advertising new ways to cast ballots.
Conservatives were immediately skeptical. Many have long distrusted Zuckerberg, believing he uses his social media platform to help Democrats.
CTCL is a nonpartisan group respected by election administrators of both parties, but its founders have roots in liberal politics. And although the grants went to conservative and liberal areas, Democratic-leaning counties received a disproportionate share of the money in battleground states like Florida and Pennsylvania.”
Now, one week after the release of the documentary film, the non-profit appears to be changing its philanthropic focus.
ABC News reports that the Center for Technology and Civic Life is launching a different program. Dubbed the U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence, the $80-million, five-year effort is intended to create a network for the nation’s thousands of local election officials, who can apply for aid to improve their technology and processes.
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“Unfortunately, years of underinvestment means many local election departments often have limited capacity and training. The U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence is bringing together world-class partners so that local election officials no longer have to go it alone,” said Tiana Epps-Johnson, CTCL’s executive director, who announced the new program at the TED2022 conference.
However, the Western Journal noted that the announcement by the CTCL “…does not quell all concerns about the center. It has campaigned for Democrats under the guise of improving elections before, so there is no guarantee this new program will not be more of the same. With that said, the announcement insures CTCL will not be using out side money to directly influence local election efforts, and that is a massive win for any American who wishes for fair and honest elections.”
The “Rigged” cast includes former President Donald Trump, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Senator Ted Cruz, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, former Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway, and former Ohio State Secretary Ken Blackwell, former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman, and more.