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On Sunday, former President Donald Trump took to Truth Social to say Facebook founder and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg should be prosecuted after reports emerged that a group he donated millions to, the US Alliance for Election Excellence, recently gave money to an election board in Georgia, despite a ban on such funding after the 2020 election.
Trump said, “He cheated on the Election(s). The whole system is RIGGED. Why isn’t he being prosecuted? The Democrats only know how to cheat. America isn’t going to take it much longer!”
Trump’s calls for Zuckerberg’s prosecution follows a report from Fox News that the Honest Elections Project, an elections watchdog group, found that the DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections in Georgias committed a “flagrant and egregious” violation of a state ban on private funding by accepting $2 million from the Zuckerberg-backed group.
According to the Daily Mail, part of the funding “came in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic” and helped “jurisdictions deal with the pandemic by providing ballot drop boxes, voting equipment, additional manpower, protective gear for poll workers and public education campaigns on new voting methods, among other expenses.”
The state ban on private funding to elections boards was implemented after the 2020 election, where Biden narrowly won Georgia. The accusations were that left-wing groups, including some funded by Zuckerberg, disproportionately helped Democratic-leaning counties by increasing voter turnout.
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