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How Facebook bought the election


Real Clear InvestigationsThe Center for Tech and Civic Life, or CTCL, provided millions of dollars in private funding for the elections that came from a $350 million donation from Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan. The CTCL gave “COVID-19 response” grants of varying amounts to 2,500 municipalities in 49 states.

In exchange for the money, elections divisions agreed to conduct their elections according to conditions set out by the CTCL, which is led by former members of the New Organizing Institute, a training center for progressive groups and Democratic campaigns.

It's not clear to me that this is currently illegal, but it certainly seems to be problematic. Election staff need to be independent and not beholden to financial agreements with partisan actors.

This entry was published Sat Jun 26 22:32:03 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2021-06-26 22:32:03.0. [Tweet]

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