A public interest legal team that specializes in election integrity has asked a court to order officials in Palm Beach County to return the leftover money from a donation that was provided by leftists to run last November’s elections.
The leftovers amount to about $1.3 million of the $6 million in “Zuckerbucks” that were given to officials in the county by the Center for Technology and Civil Life.
That organization was given several hundred million dollars by Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg to install leftist and progressive organizations as part of election procedures across America for the 2020 election.
In some cases, the contracts providing the “donations” included provisions that elections officials had to do what designated progressives wanted in order to keep the money.
It is the Public Interest Legal Foundation that said it filed a request for Writ of Mandamus that would order Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Link to return some $1.3 million that was left over from the 2020 election.
The problem is that the state has a newly adopted law that prohibits the use of such donated money from running elections.
PILF last week wrote state officials telling them they must return the money, but a week passed and without action, so officials at PILF sought the order.
“Palm Beach County must give these funds back to the CTCL,” said PILF President J. Christian Adams. “We notified the County Supervisor of Elections that these funds needed to be returned. We are taking action to ensure that these unspent funds are returned to the CTCL and not used to influence the 2022 elections. Palm Beach County must follow the law.”
The earlier letter explained PILF is a public interest law firm focusing on election integrity, and it was writing on behalf of a voter in Florida.
It explains county election officials last fall got more than $6.8 million “exclusively for the public purpose of planning and operationalizing safe and secure elections” in 2020.
The money was supposed to be used by the end of last year but $1.3 million was left over and county officials asked for an extension.
Then Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 90, which now prohibits the use of private funds “for election-related expenses.”
“Current law does not allow a supervisor of elections to ‘use’ any donation in the form of money or ‘grants’ from individuals or a ‘nongovernmental entity’ like the CTCL for the purposes of ‘funding election-related expenses,” the letter said.
So spending the leftovers would “violate current election law,” the letter said.
Multiple jurisdictions now are looking at the millions that came from Zuckerberg, and the Amistad Project, an election integrity organization that has spent much time since November reviewing the outside and possibly illegal influences on the 2020 president election, has filed multiple complaints with the Wisconsin Elections Commission over those funds.
The organization pointed out that the deals CTCL made with Wisconsin officials was that private corporations would be allowed to run or help run elections, in violation of state law.
Director Phill Kline said it was a “shadow government” that actually ran the 2020 election there.
The allegations are all part of a campaign to uncover what Zuckerberg, a known leftist, demanded from cities and counties when he donated some $400 million to local election officials to help them with their election work.
The money actually went to the Chicago-based Center for Tech and Civic Life, which handed out millions of dollars but put strings on the money, with provisions that it could get the money back if local elections officials didn’t allow the CTCL’s own designated private groups essentially to run the elections.
Now, in a report at the Thomas More Society, Erick Kaardal, a special counsel with the project, said documents that have been obtained confirm “election officials from the five largest Wisconsin cities – Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Racine and Kenosha … adopted and implemented private corporate conditions, including direct corporate and corporate employee engagement in the administration of the general election.”
“Moreover, the mayors of Milwaukee, Madison, Racine, Kenosha and Green Bay agreed in private meetings to place the same corporate conditions on their election administration. These are the five largest cities in Wisconsin. The private corporations through engaging in these five cities’ election administration hoped to conduct outreach and target certain neighborhoods and communities for extra voting information, to register more voters and to obtain more votes and absentee votes,” he reported.
But the fact is the Wisconsin State Legislature never has given municipalities the authority to take private money with conditions affecting existing state election laws.
Wisconsin is just one of six battleground states where anomalous practices and results have prompted suspicions of election fraud from the 2020 presidential race. Lawsuits continue in several of the states, even though the results already were certified and Joe Biden moved into the White House.
Among the suspicious activities are sudden surges of votes – often all for Biden – in the middle of the night. Additionally, several of the states stopped counting votes, about the same time, with Trump ahead. Then when they resumed counting hours later, Biden suddenly surged into the lead.
Among the factors in the election that are not in dispute are circumstances like those outlined in Wisconsin, where election officials changed state law for voting by themselves, even though the Constitution requires those procedures – and any changes – to be approved by state lawmakers.
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