- Bombshell report says Mark Zuckerberg dumped $419 million into 2020 election.
- The money was given to organizations with specific instructions to help blue turnout.
- People are questioning Zuckerberg’s power and influence as a result.
What do you do when you’re worth $120 billion dollars? Buy a multi million-dollar home in Palo Alto? Or 700 acres in Hawaii? A million-dollar car or a $150 million-dollar yacht?
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg bought all those things – and possibly the 2020 election, it seems.
According to a new bombshell report from the New York Post, Zuckerberg spent $419 million dollars on non-profits leading up to the 2020 election with the intention of increasing voter turnout for the Democratic party – and it worked.
“He funded a targeted, private takeover of government election operations by nominally nonpartisan — but demonstrably ideological — nonprofit organizations,” the Post reports. “This unprecedented merger of public election offices with private resources and personnel is an acute threat to our republic and should be the focus of electoral reform efforts.”
Taking advantage of legal loopholes, Zuckerberg was able to influence the election in a significant way – including affecting turnout in key swing states where Biden beat Trump by just 10,000 votes. The Post posits that Zuck even put Biden “over the top” in Arizona.
So what exactly did he do? Well, the face of Facebook funneled money through organizations like the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) and the Center for Election Innovation and Research (CEIR). And, with the big bucks, there were specific instructions on how to spend it.
“[This] 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,” the Post reports.
CTCL and CEIR inserted themselves into battleground states, providing services to bolster Democrat turnout. According to the Post, “CTCL demanded the promotion of universal mail-in voting through suspending election laws, extending deadlines that favored mail-in over in-person voting, greatly expanding opportunities for ‘ballot curing,’ expensive bulk mailings, and other lavish ‘community outreach’ programs that were directed by private activists.”
Facebook has recently come under fire for lying about their algorithms and controlling the content that users see on their platform – another way Zuckerberg controls public discourse.
“I don’t think it’s a stretch to argue that Mark Zuckerberg is the most powerful person who’s ever walked the face of the earth,” says former hedge-fund manager Whitney Tilson. “And I think that kind of power being held by one person is generally a bad idea.”
Zuckerberg has 55% of Facebook’s voting shares, giving him majority power – power which is being abused more and more.
“Facebook is bigger than any religion in the history of the world, and there is 100% control residing in one man,” Tilson says.