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The REAL Election Interference: How Zuckerberg Tried to Buy 2020 Elections

Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2021
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Facebook’s meddling in the last year’s election is widely known–from censoring the Hunter Biden scandal to restricting “political content” on its system to ultimately banning President Trump from the platform. Since nearly 80 percent of Facebook employee and PAC donations went to Democrats, conservatives have ample reason to question the motives behind these controversial decisions.

But even more significant election interference may have come not from the platform itself but from the bank account of its billionaire founder. New data and reports show that Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg poured hundreds of millions of dollars directly into the coffers of local election offices around the country.

The California tech billionaire has been known to fund left-leaning political priorities in the past–having founded a political advocacy group to promote more permissive immigration policies, for example.

But what happened in 2020 may be the most overt and influential politicking the tech mogul has ever conducted, despite his efforts to obscure the nature of the donations. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, spent nearly $400 million on election activities by funneling it through a non-profit run by a former Obama Foundation Fellow.

The funds were purportedly to help local election officials purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other materials that election offices might need to carry out the vote safely during the COVID pandemic.

Instead, what really happened was less about protective equipment and more about political activism.

The funds, doled out with virtually no oversight by state legislatures, governors, or election boards, were used extensively for get-out-the-vote type activities that are typically done by political parties, not election officials.

While privately donated money given to campaigns and candidates has been and continues to be heavily regulated across the country, this new method of spending on elections was unregulated, unchecked, and completely unprecedented.

These “Zuckerbucks,” as some have called the donations, were not distributed evenly across states or even cities within those states. Instead, they went heavily to counties and cities where getting out the vote would benefit then-candidate Joe Biden.

The money poured into big blue metro areas in battleground states like Philadelphia ($10 million), Atlanta ($20-25 million), Phoenix ($3 million), Milwaukee ($2 million), and Detroit ($3.5 million).

One report shows that 92 percent of the funds in Pennsylvania went to counties that Joe Biden ultimately won.

Shockingly, an election official in Milwaukee resigned, citing concerns about the pressure that came with the money to change election processes.

What was the nature of that pressure? What changes was Zuckerberg pushing? Exactly how much money was given out? How much was spent? How much still remains unspent? And what exactly was it spent on?

These questions remain unanswered and must be investigated by state legislatures and Congressional Republicans.

Unlike the transparency and reporting required by law with other campaign contributions, there were no such rules for Zuckerbucks.

In one notable exception, the Louisiana legislature passed a bill in the fall of 2020 banning this type of gift from being given to election officials. Although it was vetoed, no Zuckerberg funds were given to Louisiana thanks to the concerted efforts of other statewide elected officials.

Now, many other states around the country have taken notice of this loophole, and Republicans in their state legislatures are taking action to make sure such massive private expenditures on public elections never happen again.

As reported earlier this week, Arizona recently passed a bill, just signed into law by Republican Governor Doug Ducey, that would prevent private money from going directly to election officials. Georgia passed a similar law, and related legislation is being considered in Florida, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Michigan, Wisconsin, and several other states.

While many Democrats decry millionaires and billionaires throwing around their money to influence elections, few objected when the fourth richest man in the U.S. spent an unprecedented sum on last year’s election. This should tell us everything we need to know about the true purpose of Democrat calls for “campaign finance reform.” Their purpose is not to “get money out of politics”–it’s to defund their political opponents while raking in as much money as possible for their own agenda.

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HocasPocas
HocasPocas
3 years ago

What goes up must come down Mr Zuckerbuck

aluminum head
aluminum head
3 years ago

It seems that there is always an anti-christ in America. There was Abe, then Woody, then FDR, then obama, Soros, and now suckerburg. Don’t understand why the wealthy jews are lib loons. I am part jewish and that all puzzles me.

swamp is still there
swamp is still there
3 years ago

Got news for you AMAC, Zuccerburger DID buy the 2020 election.

Biggest fraud in our nations 250 yr+ history!

Happened right under Trump’s nose. He should have put up barriers to this happening.

ALL of the covid nonsense was about ONE thing alone, massive vote fraud through mail in ballots!

Was the ONLY way they could defeat him.

WE THE PEOPLE NEED TO TAKE BACK OUR GOVERNMENT FROM THESE CROOKS!

Art A
Art A
3 years ago

President Eisenhower warned against what? He knew. Later so did President R. Reagan. What don’t people understand? This is history. Do not let it show how weak we deplorables were but how strong we shall be.

Amy Wax-Humphrey
Amy Wax-Humphrey
3 years ago

There needs to be a cap on political donations, election spending. Period. Ince reached, that’s it. If candidate fails, remaining monies are channeled elsewhere: vets, social security, state & national debt; regardless of party.

Dorothy Jennings
Dorothy Jennings
3 years ago

As soon as this creep banned President Trump from facebook – I deleted my account, joined AMAC and voided AARP. How disgusting the swamp is to try and take our freedom of speech! The Democrat Party – IT IS NOT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY – is a magnet for EVIL!!!!

jim
jim
3 years ago

Once a jack ass always a jackass.

The Rebel
The Rebel
3 years ago

In November 2020————America had an erection not an election——————————————–

THE TAXPAYERS GOT SCREWED !!!!!!!!!

Jerry Lessardd
Jerry Lessardd
3 years ago

Zuckerturd and Jack of Dorkey are both communist supporters.The elec tion was fraudulent from the start.traitors like Zuckerberg and Dorsey should be prosecuted

Chuck
Chuck
3 years ago

It’s past time to get serious about election reform and integrity. Unless these hoodlums get prosecuted and serve serious prison time without parole, nothing will change.

Rhonda M Holub
Rhonda M Holub
3 years ago

Tried To? Seems Did is accurate. Should be quite a list in line for treason prosecution going back to Obamagate and Clinton before!

Myrna S Wade
Myrna S Wade
3 years ago

Here is my theory: Since Facebook was blamed for the defeat of Hillary Clinton, Zuckerberg must have feared being blamed for another loss. To avoid this failure, he over compensated. He may have no idea what Marxism will cause, but he knew he would not have to face angry democrats. He has too much money and too much freedom to spend it.

Bill Hartwig
Bill Hartwig
3 years ago

No question he bought the election to feather his own pocketbook with the Chinese. Some states are pasing laws the prohibit local clerks from accepting outside funding. A good move.

Rik
Rik
3 years ago

President Trump WAS “CHEATED” out of HIS RE-ELECTION… But most importantly, We the People WERE CHEATED by THESE COMMUNIST DEMOCRATS! …. Our votes were stolen and now We may never again have a winning candidate! … Think not? … just watch! … Revolution anytime soon?

Lori Pranger
Lori Pranger
3 years ago

I think he SUCCEEDED in buying the election. He didn’t try; he got away Scott free with the crime

Virgil* Bishop
Virgil* Bishop
3 years ago

Money does not put you above the law, either man’s or Gods. I refuse to use Facebook. There should be a boycott of Facebook, as well as others. I pray for these people each day that they will find the grace of God for their lives. How many hungry children could have been fed with the money spent to buy the election?

RJ from Arizona
RJ from Arizona
3 years ago

Stop using facebook. Simple.

Sherrylees
Sherrylees
3 years ago

What has gone by the way side is “do the crime do the TIME” its not happening!

Judy Bond
Judy Bond
3 years ago

Education is the key to successfully combating leftism.

George
George
3 years ago

Education, as it is taught in today’s academia, will NOT combat the left. The more “education” one has, the farther left that person leans. Students are now being “woke” in schools.

Felix
Felix
3 years ago

Why does AMAC still ask the readers to share on Facebook and Twitter? Why not MeWE, Parler or Rumble? I’ve deleted my Facebook account months ago, and have never Tweeted. Our country is fast coming to a breaking point that is being fueled by social media and MSM. Conservatives have to band together and hurt these companies where it hurts, by not participating in giving them the platform they use to hurt us.. We need to also not do business with with Coke a Cola, Target, Koles, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kroger, Delta Airlines, Major League Baseball, the NBA, NFL and any other business that thinks it is ok to cancel conservatives. We can fight this war, and win if all the 3 million AMAC members, along with the other 70+ million Trump voters get on the same page and use our money and resources to not support these companies before it gets really ugly!.

Hen3ry
Hen3ry
3 years ago

Talk about Russian interference
Zuckerberg and his brethren
Operate like typical czar like monarch Russian oligarchs.
Maybe their money can’t buy happiness
But they can certainly dish up the likes of Stacey Abrams

KAJ
KAJ
3 years ago

Too bad NOTHING was done about this thanks to the corrupt judges and the not supreme court.
I’m sure it will be repeated during any future elections. America is doomed.

Mike S
Mike S
3 years ago

It’s so wrong for someone that rich to attempt to influence elections. That’s precisely what he was doing. If it were up to me the fine would be equal to the amount of his assets. Another words, he would have walked away from a trial with only the shirt on his back. I’ve canceled my Facebook account since I don’t like anyone telling me what I can say about anything. We have a Constitutional amendment that guarantees free speech, unless you’re a Democrat it appear.

J. Farley
J. Farley
3 years ago

Suck-a-nose-burger, will destroy America, he is part of the Axis of Evil, along with the Demonrats, CCP, the Middle East, and South America, they are causing the death of America by a Thousand Cuts.

Gary
Gary
3 years ago

What do you mean “Tried” to influence the 2020 elections. I think he succeeded . After all, the election was in fact stolen from Trump (and all of us who voted for him ) .

Brenda Blunt
Brenda Blunt
3 years ago

Why isn’t there charges being brought against him? No one should be interfering with any election!

Betty
Betty
3 years ago

Can’t find a “share” button!

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
3 years ago

Big Tech is For Profit companies: Remove profits they Fail.
IE
Boycott
alternatives
Burn products?
Sell stock
Active investors in meetings , online, etc
& Revoke Section 230

Phil Hammersley
Phil Hammersley
3 years ago

It’s up to the states to finance the election. Keep all private money OUT! Obey the Constitution for a change!

Donna H.
Donna H.
3 years ago

Our last “free” election was 2020. We are SPRINTING into Socialism.

Cheryl Doros
Cheryl Doros
3 years ago

No matter how many votes President Trump received, he was to lose. There was no way the left would allow that. ForEVER they were trying to remove him from office using every underhanded, unethical, illegal way and so much more. The money surely was used to cheat/rig and do whatever necessary. No way Biden got more votes than Obama and Harris couldn’t even make it to the primary. She sure didn’t carry them. 

History 101
History 101
3 years ago

Until this “man” and the subhuman trash like him are brought to justice as the treasonous garbage they are, this will only worsen and likely end in a horrible social catastrophy. This small, exclusive class of ultra wealthy multinational oligarchs are bent on the subjugation of mankind and the enslavement of all. They would rather see civilized society world-wide reduced to ashes than allow a representative government perform it’s appropriate duties in behalf of the common man’s God given right to self determination and control over our cultural, economic and sociopolitical destinies.

Does anyone have any doubt what we are confronted with here? McCarthy was correct in EVERYTHING he said and was driven out of office in a tidal wave of slander for having shed the light of day on the tactics and true ambitions of the Marxists. Mark Zuckerberg is one of a handful of wealthy, powerful people who are evil imps of Satan and will, one way or the other, pay the price either in this life or the next. So be it; Amen.

History repeats itself, for it is the doom of mankind that we forget in the name of “healing” and “progress”. What garbage….

Daniel Franchino
Daniel Franchino
3 years ago

We all know what a slimebag Zuckerberg is, why is there any doubt he would use anything available to get what he wants.

JEFFREY C JONES
JEFFREY C JONES
3 years ago

ARREST,TRY AND EXECUTE ZUCK FOR TREASON!

JEFFREY C JONES
JEFFREY C JONES
3 years ago

PATRIOTS WILL GET HIM WHEN THE NEXT CIVIL WAR STARTS SOON!!!

John Munro
John Munro
3 years ago

Why is Mark Zukerberg bot in Jail and Face book confiscated for Government use to fix the problems commie boy caused It called treason.

Carla Anderson
Carla Anderson
3 years ago

How he tried to buy????? WTF….if it hadn’t been for him and many many others like him, Trump would have never even had worry about being re-elected. WE all know who won that election, and sure as hell wasn’t SNIFFY!!!!!!!!!

Jay Hamilton
Jay Hamilton
3 years ago

Liberal PUKE!!!! Why isn’t the worthless bite-ME administration investigating this POS????

Mary
Mary
3 years ago

He is one homely looking snot! Money might buy many things, just not integrity and loyalty to one’s own country..kick all of those traitors to the curb!!

Bob L.
Bob L.
3 years ago

It was much bigger than just Mark Zuckerberg. The mainstream media and talking head entertainment shows were working hard to sway public opinion against Trump as well. BUT, the real steal took place on November 3rd when the mail-in ballots were “processed” and the voting machine tallies were manipulated. Red China was a big player in the steal.

Watch “Absolute Interference” being aired on One America News Network this coming Saturday and Sunday at 5 AM, 8AM and 7PM Eastern time both days.

BAE
BAE
3 years ago

I can’t even look at this sneaky little creep. He’s so out of touch with the hard working American people. Is he human?

Charlotte A Mahin
Charlotte A Mahin
3 years ago

The most disgusting thing about this buying -votes scheme by our billionaire big tech companies is that it is LEGAL!!!!! The entire stealing the election by many unsavory acts from the DC Communists and what they are now doing to our country has me so angry and sad! I am emailing my reps in DC but they are both Democrats now because the election was stolen in AZ as in other states. Am feeling very hopeless about our future. Looks as if we will become another Communist China since China owns all of our big corporations, 90% of the media, entertainment outlets and our schools from Kindergarten through our universities.

Garye
Garye
3 years ago

Time for anti trust laws to break up this ridiculous propaganda media!
This joker zuckerburg needs jail time.
What SCUM he represents to illegally influence American Citizens voting.

Lindsey C Goff
Lindsey C Goff
3 years ago

This is what needs to be STOPPED! There should be a cap on how much ANYONE, individual or corporation, can contribute to an election. There is a lot of money WASTED that could be used to benefit the homeless, the poor, put the money back into Social Security that was stolen by Congress, etc. What a travesty!

Garye
Garye
3 years ago

Boycott Facebook and any other company supporting this anti American democrat communism.

par
par
3 years ago

If you had the chance to see the movie “SOCIAL NETWORK”, you will see how Mark Zuckerberg scammed his buddies and fellow startup colleagues. He was and continues to be a slime ball.

Nick Patriot
Nick Patriot
2 years ago

Zuckerberg and Moskovitz: two commie Jews that hate Israel. Officers in that commie devil Obama’s SS. Salivating to carry out the hatred of their Fuhrer.

glasslight
glasslight
2 years ago

The Green Bay clerk resigned, not Milwaukee. There are election issues being uncovered in Racine as well. Madison had ballot harvesting in parks on two October weekends which also skirted Wisconsin election laws. This story is not over!!!

Paul
Paul
2 years ago

This sounds like the Biden crime family. But His Excellency Joey Biden and family does not need this dark campaign money but I’m sure his crime family got their fare share.

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