Reports: Facebook gave $3M to Ariz. officials to boost ‘Democrat vote’

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Election officials in Arizona are suspected of accepting large sums of money from Facebook just ahead of the 2020 election.

“Center for Tech and Civic Life or CTCL, funded by Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, is dark, refusing to disclose its donors,” said Scott Walter, president of the Capital Research Center. “We’ve studied the data for Arizona and seven more states, highlights are in my written testimony, but the pattern is simple. It’s more likely to find heavily Democratic jurisdictions and do so disproportionately.”

Arizona state lawmakers found Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook gave $3 million to Maricopa County election officials, allegedly to flip it blue in the 2020 election.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 11:  Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the second day of testimony before Congress by Zuckerberg, 33, after it was reported that 87 million Facebook users had their personal information harvested by Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm linked to the Trump campaign.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 11: Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

 

Experts warned left-leaning tech giants are seeking to privatize U.S. elections.

“Everywhere you did have greater turnout in this election versus the 2016 election, but listen to these simple numbers. In the counties that were funded, the Republican votes increased 46 percent more than they increased in the unfunded counties,” Walter explained. “On the Democrat side, the counties that were funded saw an 81 percent better vote increase than the ones that were not funded.”

Analysts found dark money from Facebook and other tech giants could be used to buy votes for Democrat candidates, and such funding violates U.S. federal law.

Arizona lawmakers are now pushing to investigate such activity.

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