Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife gave nearly $420million to nonprofits that aided in the administration and infrastructure of the 2020 election, and heavily favored Democrat counties, according to a new report.
Zuckerberg, 37, and his wife Priscilla Chan, 36, donated $419.5million to The Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) and The Center for Election Innovation and Research (CEIR), which the report says was given with specific conditions.
Using the donations, both CTCL and CEIR sent funds to local governments to implement administrative practices, voting methods, data-sharing agreements, and outreach programs for the 2020 elections.
Analysis shows Biden-winning counties were three times more likely to get funding from the organizations than Trump ones, and the Democrats were reportedly given a significant boost in key swing states through promotion of practices that have typically favoured their vote tally, such as mail-in voting.
The bombshell report – published in the Federalist on Tuesday – sparked outrage from senior Republicans, with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis blasting the Facebook founder during a news conference and saying recent election reform had ‘banned Zuckerbucks’ in the state.
- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, 37, and his wife Priscilla Chan, 36, gave $419.5million into two nonprofits that largely donated to Democratic counties
- CTCL and CEIR profited grants to counties to help fund the election and implemented Democratic-approved practices, such as mail-in voting
- Zuckerberg’s contributions nearly matched the federal and state funds for COVID-19 related election expenses, which totaled $479.5million
- CTCL’s grants boosted Biden’s dollar per vote value and Biden counties were 3.5 times more likely to receiving funding from the group
- On average, Biden counties received $2.85 per vote, compared to Trump counties that only received $0.89
- CEIR donated $64.2million of Zuckerberg’s money to 22 states and the District of Columbia
How Zuckerberg’s CTCL funding helped flip Wisconsin back to Joe Biden
When Wisconsin voted for Donald Trump in 2016 after voting for Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012, Hillary Clinton and the Democrats were shaken.
Four years later, Joe Biden would go on to take the state by just 20,000 votes.
Now, in her new book ‘Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections’, Mollie Hemingway claims the state is a prime example of how a nonpartisan group helped flip the state back to blue.
The Center for Technology and Civic Life, handed $350 million by Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg, gave $6.7 million to Wisconsin towards ‘get out to vote’ initiatives.
Half of those funds went to Madison and Milwaukee – both blue counties.
In addition, the Wisconsin legislature gave the city of Green Bay roughly $7 per voter to manage the election, while rural areas received $4 per voter.
But CTCL boosted resources in Green Bay, a Democrat-heavy area, to $47 per voter, while rural counties typically stayed at the $4 mark.
In the case of Brown County in Wisconsin, which Trump won, a $1.1million grant was given from the nonprofit, which totaled only a mere 1.2 per cent of the grants offered within the 25 counties.
According to analysis done by Caesar Rodney Election Research Institute, similar funding disparities occurred in counties near Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Flint, Mich., Dallas, Houston to name a few.
More detail at Daily Mail