Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Zuckerbergs Sort of Promise Not to Meddle In 2022 Elections

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After an all-out attempt to veil their deep involvement in the 2020 presidential election, Mark Zuckerberg ---the founder of Facebook--- and his wife Priscilla Chan have sort of promised not to repeat some of what they did in the 2020 presidential elections.

However, they won't remain completely "inactive" in the upcoming midterm 2022 elections: Introducing their new initiative called the "U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence."

Do they really think the little people of America are that gullible?

The answer has to be "yes."

Be informed, not misled.

Mark and Priscilla were true patriots last presidential election. They notoriously poured hundreds of millions of dollars---Zuckbucks, as they were called, into the effort to get the Democrats to vote---for Joe Biden.

The money was channeled through CTCL, a left-leaning non-profit organization.

The Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) is a Chicago, Illinois-based center-left election reform advocacy group formed in 2012. The organization pushes for left-of-center voting policies and election administration. It has a wide reach into local election offices across the nation and is funded by many left-of-center funding organizations such as the Skoll Foundation, the Democracy Fund, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. 

To say there was a reaction from conservatives would be an understatement. So, now the Zuckerberg--Chan duo are promising not to repeat what they did in the last election.  

Instead, this year they plan to devote only $80 million to a five-year program they call the "US Alliance for Election Excellence," which will allow local election officials to apply for financial assistance to improve election processes.

In common speak--- "the fox will guard the henhouse." Again.

What Zuckerberg says he won't do again.

Last presidential election the Zuckerbergs gave about $350 million to a non-profit organization named "The Center for Technology and Civic Life" (CTCL). It was to be used for the purpose of getting out the vote in Democrat-leaning areas in the 2020 election.

The millions of dollars were distributed to election officials in a number of targeted states, supposedly to improve--- "bolster"--- mail-in ballot operations in the states.

Apparently, they are still targeting basically the same states, hoping for the same results.

The Associated Press is running interference for the patriot couple. The supposedly neutral news
organization describes concerns over tech billionaires' interference in the 2020 election, exposed in the book "DELETED: Big Tech's Battle to Erase The Trump Movement and Steal The Election.

Here's how the Associated Press explained it yesterday: 

The nonprofit that distributed most of the $350 million in donations from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to election offices in 2020 said Monday that it won’t disburse similar donations this year after backlash from conservatives suspicious that the contributions tilted the outcome of the presidential race toward Joe Biden.

Instead, the Center for Technology and Civic Life is launching a different program. Dubbed the U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence, the $80-million, five-year effort is intended to create a network for the nation’s thousands of local election officials, who can apply for aid to improve their technology and processes.

The 2020 effort by Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, fueled conservative anger and distrust of the presidential election outcome. At least eight GOP-controlled states passed laws last year banning private donations to election offices in reaction to Zuckerberg’s donations. The suspicion that the contributions — routinely referred to as “Zuckerbucks” by conservatives — helped Biden, a Democrat, has become a staple among those who believe in former President Donald Trump’s election lies.

To underscore the integrity of the Zuckerberg commitment, Ben LaBolt, formerly a spokesman for Barack Obama, promises AP that the 2020 donations were a one-off.

He says, “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.”

I would add---"Except for the additional $80 million to ensure another Democrat victory.


The Heritage Foundation says, "In the freest nation in the world, our system of government and our very liberty depends on free and fair elections. Whether they’re selecting a mayor or the president of the United States, every American must be able to trust the process, or the democratic system itself breaks down. When someone commits voter fraud, the process is no longer fair, everyone’s vote gets diluted, and in some cases, election results are changed."

The Left will spare no effort to influence the outcome of elections. Zuckerberg's history is evidence that he is not primarily focused on "fair" elections---he is focused on the outcome of the election. So is everyone else who cares about our country.

The difference is how we approach winning elections. 

Heritage says, "Preserving this great experiment that is America depends on having free and fair elections where all Americans can trust the process and the results."

While AP and other media would have us believe the lack of trust in our elections grew out of the Donald Trump loss in 2020, that isn't true.

Prior to the 2020 elections, NBC News commissioned a poll that found people of both political parties questioned the integrity of our elections.

NBC reported, "A majority of American adults say they are not confident that the November elections will be conducted in a fair and equal way, according to new data from the NBC|SurveyMonkey Weekly Tracking Poll."

"Fifty-five percent of adults overall say they are either 'not too confident' or 'not at all confident' about the fairness of the election, just 14 percent say they are 'very confident' in the election and 29 percent said they are somewhat confident," NBC found.

But there’s a partisan split in how much Americans trust the election’s fairness.

Sixty-five percent of American adults who identify as a Republican or “lean Republican” are not confident in how the election will be held. That compares to 46 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaners who aren’t feeling confident about November’s results. A majority of independents — 56 percent — also aren’t confident in the election being conducted fairly and equally.

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are a current example of why America is losing confidence in the integrity of our election system.

Our Founders understood the cost of freedom.

  • "You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make a good use of it.” - John Adams
  • “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” - Thomas Jefferson
  • “Those that can give up essential liberty to gain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” - Benjamin Franklin

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.