Report: Zuckerberg Money Used in Violation of Federal Election Law (Getty Images)
By Brian Trusdell | Wednesday, 16 December 2020 05:54 PM
A new report by a national public interest law firm a national public interest law firm alleges that half a billion dollars donated by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was used to violate election laws by providing funds to Democrat-dominated municipalities and their elections efforts for the benefit of Joe Biden, in violation of the Help America Vote Act.
The 39-page report compiled by the Thomas More Society’s Amistad Project claimed that the bulk of $500 million from Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan went to the previously little-known leftist non-profit Center for Tech and Civic Life.
Although listed as a non-partisan organization, the CTCL funded ballot collection sites in traditionally Democrat dominated jurisdictions and “considered state election integrity laws as obstacles and nuisances to be ignored or circumvented, ” states the authors.
“The provision of Zuckerberg-CTCL funds allowed these Democrat strongholds to spend roughly $47 per voter, compared to $4 to $7 per voter in traditionally Republican areas of the state (of Wisconsin),” the report stated. “Moreover, this recruiting of targeted jurisdictions for specific government action and funding runs contrary to legislative election plans and invites government to play favorites in the election process.
“This privatization of elections undermines the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), which requires state election plans to be submitted to federal officials and approved and requires respect for equal protection by making all resources available equally to all voters.”
The report claims that a “well-funded network” of foundations and non-profits used the outbreak of the novel coronavirus to justify funneling hundreds of millions of dollars to counties and municipalities across Michigan, Pennsylvanian and Wisconsin to conduct “safe” elections.
“The illegitimate infusion of private funding and third-party promotion of training, equipment, security, staffing and reporting programs by a network of private nonprofits at the local level bypassed state administrative processes, violated legislative prerogatives codified in state Help America Vote Plans (HAVA), and resulted in questions about the integrity of the US electoral system,” the Society states.