Spotlight: Zuckerbucks-backed group back in Wisconsin

By M.D. Kittle

MADISON — The liberal voting activist group that dumped $350 million of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s money on local election offices during the 2020 presidential election is back again with another $80 million to give over the next five years.

And Wisconsin once again will be front and center in the Center for Tech and Civic Life’s “generosity.” 

The Chicago-based (CTCL) says 10 county and municipal election offices will be part of the first group to receive grants under the center’s Alliance for Election Excellence, according to the Associated Press. Madison will be in the first wave.

Madison was among the so-called “Wisconsin-5” cities that received $8,488,873 in CTCL’s so called “Safe Elections” grants, about 84 percent of the private COVID relief money the group paid out to Wisconsin communities in 2020. The five cities — including Milwaukee, Green Bay, Kenosha and Racine — are Wisconsin’s biggest and most Dem-heavy population centers in a battleground state that was critical in the bitterly contested election.

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