By Duncan Smith
What do you do when you control one of the world’s largest social media platforms, you’re a billionaire, and you’re a hypocrite leftist?
Answer: You help buy the outcome of a presidential election in your favor.
It’s no secret that President Donald Trump was being targeted by social media behemoths.
When they weren’t outright censoring his content, they were ‘fact-checking’ him and otherwise silencing his supporters.
In a normal world, we would correctly call that kind of manipulation election interference when it occurred in election years.
But we don’t live in a normal world, so such illicit behavior isn’t going to be called out by Congress or the governing elite (whose campaigns are supported by the billionaire social media giant class).
Speaking of support for illicit behavior, a new report has found that Facebook Mark Zuckerberg’s $419 million in contributions to non-profit organizations during the 2020 election cycle–$350 million to the ‘Safe Elections’ Project of the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) and another $69.5 million to the Center for Election Innovation and Research–that, ‘improperly influence[d] the 2020 presidential election on behalf of one particular candidate and party.’
The report by former Kansas Attorney General Phil Kline of the Thomas More Society’s Amistad Project notes:
The 2020 presidential election witnessed an unprecedented and coordinated public-private partnership to improperly influence the 2020 presidential election on behalf of one particular candidate and party. Funded by hundreds of millions of dollars from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and other high-tech interests, activist organizations created a two-tiered election system that treated voters differently depending on whether they lived in Democrat or Republican strongholds.
The report goes on to identify three key actions that, taken together, “represent the beginning of the formation of a two-tier election system favoring one demographic while disadvantaging another demographic.’
They are, per Breitbart News:
- Private monies dictated city and county election management contrary to both federal law and state election plans endorsed and developed by state legislatures with authority granted by the United States Constitution.
- Executive officials in swing states facilitated, through unique and novel contracts, the sharing of private and sensitive information about citizens within those states with private interests, some whom actively promote leftist candidates and agendas.
- Swing state governors also started issuing emergency executive orders shutting down in-person voting while pouring new state resources into encouraging persons to vote in advance. Polling data revealed this coordinated assault on in-person voting generally favored Democrat Party voters who preferred to vote in advance, while placing Republicans, who preferred to vote in person, at a disadvantage. These actions represent the beginning of the formation of a two-tier election system favoring one demographic while disadvantaging another demographic.
‘This evidence is present and available to all Americans,’ Kline said at the press conference of the information included in the report.
‘The mainstream media has also tried to censor this evidence,’ he noted, adding that, ‘America understands that there are serious problems with this election. This effectively is a shadow government running our elections.”
‘This network pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into local election systems using the COVID crisis as a pretense. Our report proves that in reality it was nothing more than a naked attempt to purchase an election. ‘Zuckerbucks’ and local election officials invited a billionaire into the consolidated ballot counting centers while kicking out the American people,’ Kline noted in the statement.
Breitbart provides more details:
“This report paints a clear picture of a cabal of billionaires and activists using their wealth to subvert, control, and fundamentally alter the electoral system itself,’ Kline added. ‘We must act now to prevent such privatized elections in the future. The American public deserves transparent and fair elections, not lawless elections directed by powerful private interests.’
In addition to Zuckerberg, the main foundations funding the effort to subvert the electoral system were The Democracy Fund, New Venture Fund, Skoll Foundation, and Knight Foundation, according to the report. Key nonprofits involved in distributing the money include CTCL, the Center for [Election] Innovation Research, the Center for Civic Design, the National Vote at Home Institute, the Center for Secure and Modern Elections, and Rock the Vote.
The report demonstrates that funding from nonprofits was especially unnecessary in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, as the federal government had already provided sufficient funding through both the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) and the CARES Act.
The report outlined several steps that could be taken to ensure this kind of undue election influence doesn’t happen again, but let’s be honest.
No one who can is going to do a damned thing about what Zuckerberg and others like him did.
They’re too addicted to his money and they love that he can suppress their opposition.
The scoundrels, dictators, and thieves who have stolen our country are only leaving us one way to take it back, and it’s a horrific contemplation.
But — it may come to that.