Mark Zuckerberg and his (newly pregnant!) wife Priscilla are facing a legal complaint over allegations that they used charitable organizations to influence the 2020 election.
This week, the Center for Renewing America (CRA) filed two complaints, one against Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan and the second against the groups Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), Center for Election Innovation and Research (CEIR), and National Vote at Home Institute (NVAHI).
The complaints suggest that Zuckerberg and the charities conspired to inject nearly $500 million into the 2020 election to “throw it” to President Biden.
The CRA released a statement to Fox Business that read in part, “It is beyond disgraceful to imagine federal taxpayers subsidizing the partisan preferences of billionaires who easily could have given to a Democrat super PAC in 2020. But, of course, then they would not have been able to take a tax deduction, so they disguised the political nature of their donations and shuffled them through ‘charitable’ intermediaries, making ordinary Americans foot the bill.”
The CRA statement added that it’s up to the IRS to determine whether or not there’s enough to levy fraud charges against Zuckerberg et al. l but added, “…at the very least, it is incumbent upon the IRS to recoup what is likely a false tax deduction on a roughly hundred-million-dollar order of magnitude: an unlawful taxpayer subsidy running to support Democrat electioneering purposes.”
Brian Baker, a spokesperson for Zuckerberg, told Fox, “As the recent unanimous, bipartisan 6-0 decision from the Federal Election Commission has confirmed, the donations to two 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations (the Center for Tech and Civic Life and the Center for Election and Innovation Research) to help support voting in 2020 during the unprecedented conditions of the pandemic were apolitical, non-partisan and intended only to ensure that all Americans could vote safely, regardless of party affiliation or candidate preference.”
He added, “While we have neither received nor reviewed the complaint, we are confident that any IRS review of the facts will confirm this. Moreover, reporting on the complaint by the Center for Renewing America suggests it is based on obvious factual inaccuracies and repeats several disproven and preposterous claims,”