“There are but two parties now: traitors and patriots”—Ulysses S. Grant
Privatizing the 2020 election not only violated the law, it undermined election integrity and unconstitutionally usurped legislative authority resulting in an election in which the American people cannot have faith. There was a successful and coordinated effort by swing state officials to privatize the management of 2020 elections in the urban core. Zuckerberg money through CTCL literally paid the salaries of election officials and judges, and the money came with significant strings attached, such as mandating the number of ballot drop boxes and polling places. The left used COVID fear to justify lawlessness and within that lawlessness created flaws that had a direct impact on results.
Over the summer, Zuckerberg donated $350 million to the Center for Tech and Civic Life, a formerly obscure nonprofit founded and run by Democrat activists that had never previously spent more than $1.1 million in a single year. The CTCL sought out predominantly Democrat-heavy cities and counties in key swing states and awarded them substantial grants to promote absentee voting and otherwise increase turnout in areas that voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
David Plouffe, Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign manager and the former manager of outreach and advocacy efforts for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative outlined this in his book, “Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump”. He noted that the 2020 presidential election would be decided by a “block by block” crusade to turn out Democrat voters in cities such as Philadelphia, Detroit, and Milwaukee.
Milwaukee was one of the six Democrat-leaning jurisdictions in Wisconsin that received more than $6 million in CTCL grants. These grants, which paid the salaries of election workers in addition to financing purchases of election equipment, dictated the way elections were conducted down to the most minute details, such as specifying the number of polling places and ballot drop boxes available to voters.
Amistad Project’s lawsuit
The Amistad Project of the non-partisan Thomas More Society has been investigating this scheme from the very beginning, and the group’s latest legal filing in Wisconsin — an emergency appeal to the state’s Supreme Court — identifies the CTCL grants as a critical component in a broader effort to circumvent election laws and exploit weaknesses in the electoral process for the benefit of Joe Biden.
Accepting private monies for the purpose of administering elections is itself a violation of Wisconsin’s election code.
Election officials who received CTCL money instructed clerks to accept without question absentee ballot applications from persons claiming to be “indefinitely confined” due to COVID — even if they had direct knowledge that those individuals were no longer indefinitely confined as of Election Day.
Indefinite confinement and hospitalization are the only two exemptions to Wisconsin’s otherwise stringent requirement that absentee voters provide photo identification when requesting a ballot.
Not surprisingly, absentee ballot requests citing the indefinite confinement exemption skyrocketed in 2020 compared to 2016. Statistical analyses indicates that just under 100,000 applications improperly cited this exemption, meaning that those ballots should not have been counted under state law.
State lawmakers were very clear about the reasons for instituting laws to protect the integrity of absentee ballots, one of which is “to prevent overzealous solicitation of absent electors who may prefer not to participate in an election.” Inherent in the right to vote is the right to abstain from casting a ballot, and that right was roundly ignored by election officials who received funding through Zuckerberg and CTCL.
Illegal activities marred Wisconsin’s election process every step of the way, from the infusion of private monies into a public election to the “overzealous solicitation” of votes — many of them at least potentially fraudulent — that overwhelmingly benefitted Joe Biden.