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Rep. Boebert Stands Up to Big Tech and Stands For Election Security

July 2, 2021

Rep. Lauren Boebert (CO-03) spoke at a press conference introducing Rep. Claudia Tenney’s End Zuckerbucks Act to restore election security and increase Americans’ confidence in the electoral process.

Rep. Lauren Boebert stated: “Zuckerbucks are screwing with our elections by funneling private dollars in a partisan way to government agencies. You want to know why many from across the country have serious questions about the integrity of our elections? It starts with shady crap like this, where billionaires funnel money through nonprofits to Democrat areas to influence election results. From banning the sitting President of the United States to censoring private citizens and from promoting conspiracies to suppressing the truth, Facebook is attacking the heart of our constitutional republic.”

Background:

Rep. Boebert co-sponsored the End Zuckerbucks Act to stand up for election security and restore faith in our electoral process. The End Zuckerbucks Act (H.R. 4290), co-sponsored by Rep. Boebert, would amend the Internal Revenue Code to prohibit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations from providing direct funding to official election organizations.

Additional Background Courtesy of Rep. Claudia Tenney

During the 2020 Election, Mark Zuckerberg poured $350 million into the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), a left-leaning non-profit run by former Obama staffers. CTCL then funneled this money directly to Boards of Elections, completely bypassing any accountability or oversight from state legislatures or local governments. CTCL said at the time that this money was for PPE, but it was actually used for just about everything but PPE. As election officials have since admitted, this includes Get Out the Vote campaigns, mailers to registered voters, online voter registration drives, among other uses.

In addition, the money CTCL provided went to overwhelmingly Democratic precincts. According to one analysis, 92 percent of this money went to Democratic-leaning precincts. CTCL reportedly used this money as leverage to advance their own partisan agenda. For example, to be eligible for CTCL money, election agencies had to open new polling places, add more drop boxes, and other requirements that had little to do with COVID, but everything to do with raising voter turnout in predominately Democratic counties.