Mark Zuckerberg recently added $100 million to $300 million that was previously donated to the nonprofit Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) that has ties to the Democrat party. The money is meant to finance elections administrators around the country and beef up coronavirus safety measures at polling places. Two dozen states have applied for the funds. A lawsuit from Wisconsin was brought against the funding of election administrators, alleging that Zuckerberg's grant money was tantamount to bribery, arguing it would be used to unevenly boost voter turnout in Democratic districts. US District Judge William Griesbach stating that he found no legal reason to bar cities in Wisconsin from receiving the donated funds, although he did note that the private cash presents a risk of "skewing" the vote. Similar suits have been launched in a number of battleground states in the 2020 race, including Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa and Pennsylvania, where grant money is also on offer for local elections offices.
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg will donate another $100 million to aid election officials around the US after an initial $300 million grant was ruled lawful by a federal judge despite warning that the money could distort the vote.