Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan spent $45 million in Georgia throughout the 2020 election cycle, which included the January 2021 Senate runoff. A watchdog group reported in June that it noticeably boosted Democrat turnout in the Peach State.
The Foundation for Government Accountability contends the grant money, given through the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), in Georgia and across the country was heavily weighted toward Democratic-leaning counties. While billed as election safety grants during the coronavirus pandemic, only a small share was used for personal protective equipment in any of the states the foundation examined.
The CTCL gave close to four times more in the Zuckerberg-financed grants to blue counties in Georgia as it gave to red counties, according to the FGA analysis.
For the 2020 election, the CTCL gave roughly $29 million in grants to Georgia counties that Biden won, with a rate of $7.13 per registered voter. By contrast, the center gave $2.3 million in grants — averaging $1.91 per registered voter — to counties that Trump won. The counties receiving the most in the lead-up to the presidential election were Fulton, Cobb, and DeKalb.
"The Zuckerberg funding is an unprecedented example of using government employees and government resources to put your finger on the scale, to affect the election outcome," Tarren Bragdon, CEO of the Foundation for Government Accountability, told Fox News. "It would be like giving private money to police departments to have officers do more stop and frisk in certain neighborhoods compared to other neighborhoods. It would be like giving money to the tax department to do increased audits in certain zip codes or neighborhoods versus other neighborhoods."
Overall, Zuckerberg spent $350 million leading up to the 2020 election.
A month ago, Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway sat down with Tucker Carlson to discuss how Big Tech swung the 2020 election for the Democrats and why her new book "Rigged" exposes Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as the mastermind behind it all.
"This is crazy that it was allowed to happen," Hemingway told Carlson. "So he [Zuckerberg] spends about as much money as the federal government does in running our 2020 elections. He gives $419 million to two left-wing groups who funnel the money primarily to Democrat counties in swing states.”
But the funding came with strings attached, Hemingway said.
It enabled "this army of left-wing people to come in and handle everything… they target[ed] registration to Democrat communities, they translate[d] ballots, they design[ed] ballots," she explained.