(Liberty Bell) – Former President Barack Obama’s foundation is gearing up to host a new forum in November concerning the dangers to democratic institutions which will prominently promote an executive director for a non-profit that spent millions worth of the infamous “Zuckerbucks” to help fund election offices during the 2020 presidential race.
We’re never going to hear the end of Obama are we?
The Daily Caller said, “Obama on Monday announced the Obama Foundation would host the ‘Democracy Forum,’ an event focused on safeguarding democracy from various challenges set to include ‘pro-democracy thinkers, leaders, and activists,’ in November. The forum, held in partnership with Columbia University and the University of Chicago, names as a ‘leader’ Tiana Epps-Johnson, founder and executive director of the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL), which distributed nearly $350 million in grants to election offices in the 2020 election thanks in large part to donations from an initiative backed by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.”
Just before the controversial 2020 election unfolded, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative donated a whopping $350 million to CTCL as part of the Zuckerberg family’s efforts to provide help in the administration of the elections happening across the country. CTCL, under the leadership of Epps-Johnson, sent out grants to 2,500 election departments in 47 states, to supposedly help with the administration of the electing during the COVID pandemic. However, there wasn’t much in the way of rules and regulations governing how the local offices used the money, according to Vox.
“The grants drew intense criticism from conservative watchdog groups and lawmakers alike, who viewed the cash as a means of boosting Democratic participation in the elections. Several states, including Virginia and Mississippi, have since passed laws banning private grants, citing election influence concerns and threats to the democratic process,” the Daily Caller stated.
“It’s no surprise that Ms. Epps-Johnson, whose actions in election interference were recently deemed illegal and in violation of an anti-Zuckerbucks statute in Virginia, would be participating in a partisan electioneering panel led by President Obama,” Paige Agostin, Policy Director of the Center for Renewing America, a conservative advocacy group that filed legal complaints against CTCL, went on to say during a conversation with the Daily Caller News Foundation. “While it’s not surprising, this is after all the Left’s playbook, it should be a wake-up call to every American.”
“Several analyses found CTCL’s grants to be biased in favor of Democrats; the Amistad Project, an initiative of the conservative Thomas More Society, found the grant distribution had a ‘distinct color of partisanship,’ while the Foundation for Government Accountability found counties that received the grants had higher Democratic turnout,” the Daily Caller continued.
“Counties that received Zuckerbucks saw a dramatic uptick in Democrat voter turnout compared to counties that did not receive grants,” the Foundation for Government Accountability stated back in 2021. “Ultimately, the outcome of the election may not have been different, but the average American is well within reason to wonder what the final vote counts would have looked like had Zuckerbucks not been in the picture.”
The Obama Foundation gushed over Epps-Johnson as a “leader” who is working to help “strengthen” democracy — we’re a republic by the way — all over the globe on the webpage it set up for the forum, going on to make the claim that she does “groundbreaking work to make U.S. elections more inclusive and secure.”
I, for some reason, have my doubts about that last statement. If she is getting praise from the left concerning her work in election security and integrity, she’s most likely not supportive of actual measures like voter ID and other safeguards meant to prevent cheating.
The Daily Caller also reported, “Epps-Johnson was previously named an Obama Foundation fellow in 2018, and served as the election administration director for the New Organizing Institute, a now-defunct liberal campaigning group with ties to the Democratic Party.”
Election integrity is an essential topic that must be tackled by Republicans if they win control of the House and Senate during the midterms. We need to ensure that every American’s voice, conservative or liberal, is heard through the voting system we have in place in our great country.
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