Mark Zuckerberg is always there to give Democrats a helping hand.
Zuckerberg was hit with a nasty surprise he never saw coming.
And he got blindsided when a Democrat committed this stunning betrayal.
Pennsylvania’s turned into one of the biggest battleground states in the country after nail biters in the past two Presidential elections.
During the 2020 election, a Mark Zuckerberg funded non-profit the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) that showered local election officials in the state with $25 million in “Zuckerbucks.”
The money from the CTCL was supposed to help election officials deal with the added expense of conducting the election in the middle of a pandemic.
In Pennsylvania, the grant money from the CTCL overwhelmingly went to Democratic counties that Joe Biden would go on to win during the election.
Using the money from CTCL, these blue counties effectively ran shadow get out of the vote operations to drive up turnout in these Democratic strongholds, likely helping secure state-wide victory for Biden.
“CTCL gave grants to 10 of the 13 counties Biden won statewide, one of which (Erie County) flipped from Trump’s 2016 column. Together, these 10 counties received $20.8 million, or over 83 percent of all CTCL grants to Pennsylvania,” a Capital Research Center report found. “In contrast, CTCL gave grants to 12 of the 54 counties Trump won statewide. These 12 counties received just $1.73 million, a mere 7 percent of all CTCL funds in the Keystone state.”
The state’s Democrat Governor Tom Wolf worked with activist left-wing organizations and local officials to direct money to heavily Democratic counties.
In the aftermath of the 2020 election, states began efforts to crack down on “Zuckerbucks” by outlawing the use of private grant money to fund public election operations.
In Pennsylvania with a Republican state legislature, the Democrat Governor potentially stood in the way of outlawing Zuckerbucks in the state.
But in a surprising turn of events, Governor Wolf signed into law an election integrity bill passed by the Republican legislature.
The bill states that Pennsylvania officials “may not solicit, apply for, enter into a contract for or receive or expend gifts, donations, grants or funding from any individual, business, organization, trust, foundation, or any nongovernmental entity for the registration of voters or the preparation, administration or conducting of an election in [the] Commonwealth.”
It also sets up an “election integrity grant program” which allows counties to apply for money to help administer local elections with strict guidelines on how the money is spent.
Republican State Senator Lisa Baker, the bill’s lead sponsor, told The Federalist that the bill was needed “because Pennsylvania needs to see action on actual reforms that will improve an election system that has been severely tried and tested in recent years.”
“We believe reform begins with prohibiting private groups from funding election administration,” Baker said. “No matter who on the outside is contributing, no matter their expressed motivations, millions of dollars coming in from national figures or organizations naturally raises suspicions of hidden agendas.”
Pennsylvania’s Democrat Governor handed the GOP a surprising win in the effort to increase election integrity.
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