(John Ransom, Headline USA) Attendees at the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) convention in Orlando said that election integrity ranked as their top issue, according to a straw poll of the attendees.
What the mainstream media outlets ignore, however, is the number of extraordinary measures instituted by states because of COVID that made balloting insecure, like voting drop boxes, paid for by a grant made possible by donations from Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, which should have been used for personal protective equipment.
41% of attendees at CPAC—essentially a Trump bacchanalia—prefer someone other than Trump in 2024. Trump has a 97% approval rating in the same straw poll. https://t.co/U4zACqnj0y
— RRH Elections (@RRHElections) February 27, 2022
Instead the money was used to enhance Democrat get out the vote efforts, according to the Foundation for Government Accountability.
Mlive.com said it was the first time that private money was used to fund public elections in the country’s history and several states, including Florida, have outlawed the practice according to Fox News.
“People saw that, and looked around, and they were increasingly concerned about why would you have a billionaire funding our elections through the backdoor,” said Jessica Anderson, executive director of the conservative group Heritage Action, which has pushed the bans in several states, according to the Associated Press.
Zuckerberg’s company Meta has many pending regulatory actions before Congress.
49 percent of CPAC attendees cited election integrity as their number one of their top three issues, followed by the border wall to secure the US-Mexican border from illegal immigration at 48 percent and constitutional rights at 43 percent.
Inflation came in fourth at 27 percent.
Only 52 percent of respondents said that they support the opposition to President Joe Biden coming from Republicans in Congress, while 45 percent disapprove and likely want to see tougher opposition from the GOP.
In presidential politics, 59 percent said that they prefer Trump as the 2024 nominee for president, while 28 percent want Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to get the GOP presidential nod. All other potential candidates failed to muster 2 percent in the voting.