Zuckbucks refers to the hundreds of millions of dollars Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg donated to the obscure non-profit, the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL). The money was re-granted with strategic precision to thousands of government election officials to juice turnout in heavily blue areas. These funds were essentially bribes to government officials.
PILF has released studies breaking down how Zuckbucks were spent in an effort to turn Texas blue and in Florida.
- BUILDING BIAS: URBAN TEXAS COUNTIES USED $36 MILLION IN ZUCKBUCKS IN 2020 ELECTION
- 28% OF FLORIDA ZUCKBUCKS LINGERED AFTER THE 2020 ELECTION – TAINTING MIDTERMS
You can learn more about the impact Zuckbucks had in the 2020 election and how they were spent by watching our podcast Protecting Your Vote and reading PILF President J. Christian Adams latest article below that analyzes how these funds were used in 2020.
- J. Christian Adams in Gatestone Institute: Get Smart About What Really Happened in the 2020 Election
The good news is that since 2020, some states have passed laws banning private money to government election offices. PILF applauds Florida, Texas, Arizona, Georgia, and Iowa for prohibiting election offices from receiving private money. This is a step in the right direction for election integrity.
Following the passage of the Florida law banning private money from election offices, PILF sued Palm Beach County for failing to return the funds. In a win for election integrity, the large county in Florida returned all the funds earlier this year.
The Foundation will take similiar action in other states where Zuckbucks have been banned if the money is not returned.