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FEC Reveals Stunning Stats On Facebook Election Meddling

By Chris Field October 16th, 2020 | Image Source: The Blaze

Republicans have long accused Facebook of having an anti-conservative, pro-Democrat bias. Those cries got markedly louder Wednesday when the social media giant chose to suppress the New York Post’s bombshell report on Hunter Biden and an alleged meeting between Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and a Burisma executive when Biden was vice president.

So the fact that more than 80% of Facebook political donations have gone to Democrats during the 2020 election cycle will likely not come as a shock to many on the right.

What’s that now?

According the Center for Responsive Politics’ compilation of the most recent Federal Election Commission data, 83.49% of donations from Facebook-affiliated PACs and individuals (organizations themselves cannot contribute to candidates and party committees) to federal candidates have gone to Democrats during the 2020 election cycle.

Just 16.51% has gone to Republicans, the CRP reported.

In 2018, 76.03% of Facebook donations went to Democrats, and in 2016, 68.54% went to Democrats, according to the CRP.

Who has received the most Facebook money?

It will probably come as no surprise that the top recipient of Facebook-affiliated money during the 2020 cycle is Joe Biden.

In fact, 23 of the top 25 recipients are Democrats:

No. 1: Joe Biden — DEMOCRAT — $645,152
No. 2: Sen. Bernie Sanders — DEMOCRAT — $245,668
No. 3: Former Mayor of South Bend Pete Buttigieg — DEMOCRAT — $100,289
No. 4: Sen. Elizabeth Warren — DEMOCRAT — $87,947
No. 5: Businessman Andrew Yang — DEMOCRAT — $85,707
No. 6: Arizona Senate candidate Mark Kelly — DEMOCRAT — $44,306
No. 7: Sen. Kamala Harris — DEMOCRAT — $41,779
No. 8: Montana Senate candidate Steve Bullock — DEMOCRAT — $38,277
No. 9: Kentucky Senate candidate Amy McGrath — DEMOCRAT — $34,164
No. 10: South Carolina Senate candidate Jaime Harrison — DEMOCRAT — $32,717
No. 11: Sen. Cory Booker — DEMOCRAT — $31,738
No. 12: Iowa Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield — DEMOCRAT — $31,454
No. 13: Georgia Senate candidate Jon Ossoff — DEMOCRAT — $29,906
No. 14: Maine Senate candidate Sara Gideon — DEMOCRAT — $27,355
No. 15: Sen. Gary Peters — DEMOCRAT — $24,750
No. 16: North Carolina Senate candidate Cal Cunningham — DEMOCRAT — $23,163
No. 17: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — DEMOCRAT — $22,518
No. 18: Sen. Thom Tillis — REPUBLICAN — $21,300
No. 19: President Donald Trump — REPUBLICAN — $21,251
No. 20: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — DEMOCRAT — $21,121
No. 21: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen — DEMOCRAT — $18,715
No. 22: Rep. Josh Gottheimer — DEMOCRAT — $17,501
No. 23: Rep. Eric Swalwell — DEMOCRAT — $17,394
No. 24: Texas Senate candidate MJ Hegar — DEMOCRAT — $17,048
No. 25: Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke — DEMOCRAT — $16,944

Facebook likes to lobby, too

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Facebook spent $16.7 million in 2019 (the most recent data available) on lobbying.

Of the 72 registered Facebook Inc. lobbyists in 2019, 68 have previously held government jobs.

Interestingly, the man whose tweet about the Facebook move to censor the Post article set the internet ablaze Wednesday, Facebook policy communications manager Andy Stone, was once a press secretary for former California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer and the communications director for the Democratic House Majority PAC.

Author: Chris Field

Source: The Blaze: FEC data reveals 83% of Facebook 2020 election donations have gone to Democrats. Joe Biden is by far the No. 1 recipient.

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