Mark Zuckerberg is a hard-left ideologue and the kind of spending he did during the 2020 election, and how he spent it, shows this to be the case.
According to the New York Post, Facebook’s CEO dropped nearly half a billion dollars that infused ideologically hard-left non-partisan organizations with so much money that it actually increased Joe Biden’s chances of winning by thousands of votes in key swing states:
During the 2020 election, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent hundreds of millions of dollars to turn out likely Democratic voters. But this wasn’t traditional political spending. He funded a targeted, private takeover of government election operations by nominally nonpartisan — but demonstrably ideological — nonprofit organizations.
Analysis conducted by our team demonstrates this money significantly increased Joe Biden’s vote margin in key swing states. In places like Georgia, where Biden won by 12,000 votes, and Arizona, where he won by 10,000, the spending likely put him over the top.
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 moving forward.
As the post’s author, principal researcher at Caesar Rodney Election Research Institute, William Doyle notes, the 2020 election wasn’t stolen; it was “likely bought by one of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful men pouring his money through legal loopholes.”
The organization Zuckerberg poured his money into was The Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) and the Center for Election Innovation and Research (CEIR). The big tech CEO dropped $419.5 million between these two groups, who then turned around and distributed the money into the local government elections offices. Each donation came with very specific instructions from CTCL and CEIR. The focus of these actions being “the infiltration of election offices at the city and county level by left-wing activists,” who then use these offices to implement practices and voting methods preferable to Democrats.
As the Post notes, the demands from the CTCL include universal mail-in voting through suspended election laws and extending deadlines for mail-in voting over in-person voting, the proliferation of unmonitored drop boxes, and more paid Democratic Party activists as poll workers. This money was spread throughout the country, targeting primarily battleground states:
Of the 25 grants CTCL provided to cities and counties in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia that were $1 million or larger, 23 went to areas Biden won in 2020. One of the two counties won by Donald Trump, Brown County, Wisconsin, received about $1.1 million — less than 1.2 percent of the $87.5 million that CTCL provided to these top 25 recipients.
But even in Brown County, Wisconsin, where heavily Democrat Green Bay is located, the funding disparities are glaring. The Wisconsin legislature provided roughly $7 per voter to the city of Green Bay to manage its 2020 elections. Rural counties in Wisconsin received approximately $4 per voter.
The CTCL funds boosted Democratic-voting Green Bay resources to $47 per voter, while most rural areas still had the same $4 per voter. Similar funding disparities occurred near Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Flint, Mich., Dallas, Houston and other cities that received tens of millions of dollars of CTCL money.
The Post’s analysis shows that this infusion of cash and hard-left organizing is what put Biden over the edge in electoral votes and is currently creating a graph to show what the electoral map would have looked like without the interference of CTCL, CEIR, and Mark Zuckerberg.
This is a staggering amount of money, and the Post gives some perspective about how much was spent by comparing it to the $479.5 million in federal and state matching funds for COVID-related election expenses in 2020.
This story proves that activist organizations are just as dangerous as the media, when it comes to influencing elections, but the source of their funding comes from none other than social media’s most successful tech overlord, Mark Zuckerberg. This dollar amount proves that the bias that infects Silicon Valley is more than just to the left; it’s to the extreme left.