In this episode: When people think “political billionaire,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is not the one who usually comes to mind. But after the 2020 elections, maybe he should.
The Center for Tech and Civic Life, funded principally to the tune of a reported $350 million by Zuckerberg and his wife through entities the couple controls, provided millions of dollars in grants to counties to support their implementation of mail-in voting and other left-of-center election administration procedures. And there is strong circumstantial evidence that those grants may have favored Democratic counties over Republican counties, contributing to Joe Biden’s victories in battleground states.
Joining us to discuss his analysis of these “Zuck bucks” in Pennsylvania is Todd Shepherd, chief investigative reporter for the website Broad and Liberty, which covers Philadelphia city and Pennsylvania state-level news and politics.
- Broad and Liberty: Zuckerberg-funded 2020 election grants skewed heavily toward PA’s ‘blue’ counties
- Capital Research Center: Zuckerberg’s Return on Investment in Pennsylvania
- InfluenceWatch: Center for Tech and Civic Life
- Capital Research Center: States Banning “Zuck Bucks”