Extensive investigative reporting following the highly controversial 2020 election noted that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg poured some $400 million into shady organizations whose objectives were to provide outsized election support in heavily Democratic regions and cities in key battleground states.
The level of funding, according to Dr. William Doyle, a principal researcher at Caesar Rodney Election Research Institute in Irving, Texas, led to the 2020 election not being ‘stolen,’ per se, but “likely bought with money poured through legal loopholes.”
Now, it appears as though one of those rebranded organizations, the Center for Tech and Civic Life, is ramping up to do the same thing all over again, and to help Democrats, according to The National Pulse:
The Center for Tech and Civic Life – a nonprofit group that controversially used funds from Mark Zuckerberg to boost turnout for Democrats in the 2020 election – launched a new $80 million initiative targeting local election departments.
Under the leadership of Tiana Epps-Johnson, the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) overruled local election officials and increase turnout in almost exclusively Democratic districts through mail-in voting in 2020. Proving the partisan conflict of interest, the CTCL supported many election offices’ shifts to vote-by-mail and allegedly accessed mail-in ballots ahead of the election using funds from the Facebook founder’s Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
Though the group purports to be nonpartisan, following several exposés into the group’s left-wing bias, the CTCL appears to be launching a new $80 million initiative to extend its influence over America’s election departments.
In April, the U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence described the organization a “nonpartisan collaborative that is bringing together election officials, designers, technologists, and other experts to help local election departments improve operations, develop a set of shared standards and values, and obtain access to best-in-class resources to run successful elections.”
According to the group’s website, there are precious few details about how the organization plans to go about accomplishing its stated objectives.
Local election departments appear to be able to apply to become a “Center for Election Excellence” and, if approved, will then get funding from the organization.
“During the first year of the program, we’re identifying local election departments who want to join the Alliance and serve as a support system for each other and for other election departments across the country. These offices will be recognized as U.S. Centers for Election Excellence,” says the group.
“Centers will participate in co-creating values and standards of election excellence which will be rolled out to jurisdictions nationwide, uplifting and advancing the profession of election administration in the years to come,” adds the group, which will also “send $80 million in the next five years to election departments across the United States in need of basic funding for equipment replacement and other resources,” according to the Washington Post.
The National Pulse added: “The alliance appears to be a rebranding effort by the CTCL, whose actions during the 2020 election have led to bans on private funding of elections and investigations into its shady conduct. Earlier this year, Zuckerberg even claimed that he would not be engaging in the effective privatization of local election offices again – a claim belied by the latest CTCL announcements.”
According to Doyle’s research, several key state vote totals were significantly impacted by the ‘Zuckerbucks’ spending, including Georgia and Arizona, two long-time red states that, suddenly, are purple and trending blue.
“We have good reason to anticipate that the results of our work will show that CTCL and CEIR involvement in the 2020 election gave rise to an election that, while free, was not fair. The 2020 election wasn’t stolen — it was likely bought with money poured through legal loopholes,” he wrote.