Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg funneled $36 million into urban Texas counties to corrupt the state’s election procedures and swing the state into Joe Biden‘s column, according to a research brief from the Public Interest Legal Foundation.
Zuckerberg passed the money through an organization called the Center for Tech and Civic Life, which claims to “harness the promise of technology to modernize the American
voting experience” and boost “public confidence and trust” in elections, according to its website.
CTCL’s true purpose, however, is to provide funding for deep-blue counties to transition them from in-person voting to mail-in voting, so that Democrat party activists can harvest ballots without photo-identification requirements.
The organization’s grants funded additional services: drive-thru voting, voter outreach and labor costs for poll workers.
“Private parties cannot be allowed to pay for preferred modes of elections in Texas or anywhere else,” said PILF President J. Christian Adams in a press release. “Election administration is the most fundamental function of local and state government and must be funded accordingly, full stop.”
Zuckerberg gave grants to only 115 counties (out of 254), but they affected 74% of the state’s population because he targeted densely populated, Democratic areas.
The counties with the remaining 26% of the population conducted legitimate elections with public funding according to established procedures.
Joe Biden would have beaten Donald Trump in Texas by about 270,000 votes if the election had been conducted only in counties that received Zuckerberg’s cash.
The majority of CTCL’s money, $24.73 million, went to Dallas and Harris counties, which voted overwhelmingly for Biden.
CTCL gave nearly $1.7 million to Tarrant County, which includes Fort Worth.
Trump won Tarrant County in 2016 with 51.7% of the vote, but Biden won in 2020 with 49.3% of the vote, compared to Trump’s 49.1%.
Biden improved Democrats’ raw-vote total in Tarrant County by 43% from 2016.
In response to Zuckerberg’s ability to influence election results, Texas state Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, introduced HB 2283 to prohibit private money from entering into public elections.