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A representative for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg assured that the entrepreneur will not make another multi-million dollar donation to help in this year’s election. The decision comes after Zuckerberg’s contributions in 2020 tipped the outcome of the presidential race toward President Joe Biden.
“As Mark and Priscilla made clear previously, their election infrastructure donation to help ensure that Americans could vote during the height of the pandemic was a one-time donation given the unprecedented nature of the crisis. They have no plans to repeat that donation,” Ben LaBolt, a spokesman for Zuckerberg, told Fox News.
Mark Zuckerberg’s payment
In late 2021, a journalistic piece published by El American revealed that Zuckerberg spent at least $419 million in the 2020 elections to attract Democratic votes. According to New York Post, Zuckerberg’s gesture was made with the aim of getting private information about users. This, the media outlet reviews, with the aim of supporting government election operations by nominally nonpartisan, but demonstrably ideological nonprofits.
“Analysis conducted by our team demonstrates this money significantly increased Joe Biden’s vote margin in key swing states. In places like Georgia, where Biden won by 12,000 votes, and Arizona, where he won by 10,000, the spending likely put him over the top,” the New York Post stated.
The media outlet warned that such actions are a threat to the functioning of the republic and democracy in the United States. “This unprecedented merger of public election offices with private resources and personnel is an acute threat to our republic and should be the focus of electoral reform efforts moving forward.”
Phill Kline, who has taken legal action against Zuckerberg through his election integrity group Amistad Project, addressed the news and argued that it is good that the entrepreneur has decided to “stop corrupting our election system by funneling money into public election offices through partisan nonprofits.”
“I wonder when the country will hear his apology for what he did in 2020,” Kline added.