InfluenceWatch Podcast #203: Virginia Responds to “Zuck Bucks”

Since Mark Zuckerberg provided hundreds of millions of dollars to assist governmental agencies in administering the 2020 elections through the private Center for Tech and Civic Life, state legislatures have considered and in many cases taken action to prevent future billionaires from privately funding the administration of elections. This week, Capital Research Center president Scott Walter testified on one such bill before the Virginia State Senate; he joins us to discuss the “Zuck bucks” and legislative responses to them. Also joining us are Hayden Ludwig and Parker Thayer, two of my colleagues who have put in yeoman’s work crunching the numbers on where exactly the Zuck bucks went.

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Parker Thayer

Parker Thayer is a Investigative Researcher at Capital Research Center. A native of Michigan, he recently graduated from Hillsdale College.
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Hayden Ludwig

Hayden Ludwig is the Director of Policy Research at Restoration of America. He was formerly Senior Investigative Researcher at Capital Research Center. Ludwig is a native of Orange County, California,…
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Michael Watson

Michael is Research Director for Capital Research Center and serves as the managing editor for InfluenceWatch. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, he previously worked for a…
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Scott Walter

Scott Walter is president of Capital Research Center. He served in the George W. Bush Administration as Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and was vice president at…
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