Washington Post Admits Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘Zuckerbucks’ Boosted Democrat Votes in 2020 Election

The Washington Post has inadvertently admitted that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s “Zuckerbucks” influenced the 2020 election by boosting Democrat votes.

Zuckerberg pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into left-wing nonprofits that sought to increase voter turnout among likely Democratic Party voters.

Washington Post columnist Philip Bump attempted to “fact-check” claims Zuckerberg may have influenced the election but ended up accidentally admitting that the “Zuckerbucks” did boost Democrat votes.

On Tuesday, Twitter boss Elon Musk shared a news article on his social media site that highlighted Zuckerberg’s influence.

The report, from The Federalist, reviewed how Zuckerberg was able to give hundreds of millions of dollars to nonprofits leading up to the 2020 presidential election.

The article explains that the nonprofits then “poured” the money into local election offices in battleground states, in counties heavily skewed toward Democrats.

The move expanded unsupervised election protocols and privately funded Democrat get-out-the-vote operations.

Musk called the article “interesting.”

Then, following the admission from Musk, the Washington Post responded by publishing an article titled “Musk shares baseless election claim with millions of Twitter users.”

In the article, “journalist” Bump attempted to call out Musk and discredit the report on “Zuckerbucks.”

“This is a common way in which Musk elevates right-wing rhetoric,” the Post claims.

“He’ll often engage with fringe voices by declaring their commentary to be ‘concerning’ — suggesting it’s just something worth mulling over,” Bump wrote.

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However, he then appeared to admit the purpose of “Zuckerbucks” was to increase voter turnout in primarily Democrat areas.

Bumb then claimed that Zuckerberg’s money was used to “promote safe and reliable voting.”

The statement directly echoed the original claim from two recipients of “Zuckerbucks,” the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) and the Center for Election Innovation and Research (CEIR):

Much of the analysis in the Federalist article centers on the idea that these investments were larger in more-Democratic counties, using that as a peg for the argument that the investments were partisan and critical to Biden’s success.

But that argument is easily countered.

CTCL’s investments were often in heavily Democratic areas — because those areas often have lower turnout rates.

If you want to increase turnout, the smartest place to try to do so is places where turnout is lowest.

In the United States, that’s often lower-income communities and communities that have high populations of Black and Hispanic residents, two groups that often vote heavily Democratic.

Ultimately Bump admitted that CTCL’s effort was to increase the turnout in heavily Democrat-voting areas.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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