Douglas Andrews / April 12, 2022

Will Zuckerbucks Help Rig Another Election?

He did it with devastating effect in 2020, and the Democrats now need him again.

With a midterm shellacking just around the corner, Democrats are no doubt looking for ways to keep it to a single coat instead of two or three.

Calling another COVID lockdown emergency is certainly one possibility. Doing so would keep millions of folks from voting in person, and it’d clear the way for Democrats to institute the same bulk-mail ballot fraud strategies that plagued the 2020 election and allowed basement-bound Joe Biden to haul in 81 million votes. Or, as The New York Times helpfully reported just three days after the election, “No Evidence of Voter Fraud.”

Another possibility would be to once again bury the Republicans in Zuckerbucks. That’s what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did to such devastating effect in 2020, targeting the Democrat-controlled areas of the swing states, where ballot stuffing and ballot harvesting and “get out the vote” operations could yield the greatest results. You know — results like 100% voter turnout in nursing homes in Wisconsin.

As for that avalanche of Zuckerbucks in 2020, researcher William Doyle noted that this money “had nothing to do with traditional campaign finance, lobbying, or other expenses that are related to increasingly expensive modern elections.” Instead, he says, “It had to do with financing the infiltration of election offices at the city and county level by left-wing activists, and using those offices as a platform to implement preferred administrative practices, voting methods, and data-sharing agreements, as well as to launch intensive outreach campaigns in areas heavy with Democratic voters.”

Indeed, as The Washington Times reports, “Before … Zuckerberg poured an unprecedented $350 million into the Center for Tech and Civic Life to help state and local officials administer the 2020 election, the nonprofit group first distributed millions in grants to election officials in key counties and cities nationwide, including the swing states of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.”

Surely such an innocuous-sounding institution as the Center for Tech and Civic Life couldn’t be involved in vote rigging. But wait. As the Times continues: “Among the places that received the anonymous funding from the CTLC was the city of Philadelphia, which was awarded more than $10 million, as well as Delaware, Chester, Montgomery counties — all heavily populated districts where Democratic voters outnumber GOP voters,” according to testimony last week from Todd Shepherd, an investigator and journalist for Broad and Liberty, a Philly-based center-right think tank.

So millions in “walking around” cash found its way into Philly. What could’ve gone wrong?

This time, though, in addition to worrying about a massive infusion of corruptive cash into the urban areas of swing states, the GOP had better pay attention to every state with a tightly contested Senate race, as well as every congressional district with a tightly contested House race.

It’s a tall order, and it’ll be made even more so this cycle because Zuckerberg is already covering his tracks, already modifying his approach. As Newsweek reported just yesterday:

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will not make donations to local election offices in the months leading up to the 2022 midterms after donating about $350 million prior to the 2020 elections. The Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL), which handled most of the donations in 2020, will instead create a five-year, $80 million program called the U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence to connect local election officials and allow them to apply for funding to upgrade equipment or improve their election process, the Associated Press reported.

So, says Newsweek, Republicans needn’t worry about the malign influence of another infusion of Zuckerbucks this year. And that’s just the sort of complacency the Democrats would love to instill.

As for Zuckerberg’s U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence, we’re certain that nonpartisan voting integrity will be its sole focus. Just like it is for Zuckerberg’s Center for Tech and Civic Life.

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