Though most of the mainstream media buried the story, as it turns out, Meta (Facebook) CEO Mark Zuckerberg was quite active in the 2020 election, as a new report revealed the staggering amount of money he gave to various civic organizations presumably to “get-out-the-vote.”
According to Breitbart, an IRS document filed by the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) — a Zuckerberg-founded nonprofit — spent a whopping $332 million for “grants and other assistance to domestic organizations and domestic governments” around the time of the 2020 election, with a goal to “increase civic participation by modernizing engagement between local gov[ernment] and the people they serve.”
The nonprofit’s IRS filing was obtained by the Capital Research Center last week.
While Facebook and others on their side likely have a long list of explanations as to what the money was used for, critics of Zuckerberg’s seeming election interference say that the money was transferred to help bolster Democrats’ voting drive, specifically to get more people voting for then-candidate Joe Biden.
Not surprisingly, it appears as if the Zuckerberg family was bent on getting Biden elected, as in 2019, the nonprofit only took in some $2.8 million in contributions.
Fast-forward to 2020, and the total came to a mind-blowing $354 million, with about $350 million of that coming from the bank accounts of Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan.
The timing is also questionable, as the windfall for the nonprofit came just a few weeks before the 2020 election, likely around the time when former President Donald Trump and Biden were neck-and-neck in the polls.
While Zuckerberg and family are legally allowed to make such contributions, critics also question the way they went about it.
How’d they do it?
The Capital Research Center wrote in its report the method that Zuckerberg used to get the money to the right places, which included funneling some $328 million through a foundation known as the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
The foundation is not only one of the largest of its kind, and influential as a result, but it has a history of supporting “left-wing causes,” as Breitbart noted.
While the report filed on behalf of the CTCL is monumental in scope and size, thanks to the efforts of the CRC, Breitbart, and other media outlets, it was determined that the Zuckerberg-founded nonprofit spent money in nine U.S. states — the nine states that happened to be crucial swing states in the 2020 election, to include Arizona, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and the rest.
Again, while there’s currently no wrongdoing or legal consequences as of now, one can safely bet that the Founding Fathers likely didn’t intend on a single person having so much influence over America’s future. One can also be sure that this story won’t go away anytime soon, as long as the right people and outlets keep digging.