The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) has released a mini-documentary alleging that the Biden Administration is blocking their investigation into attempts by the federal government to interfere with state elections.
FGA has filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to obtain public records related to the federal government’s “strategic plan” for state elections, but so far, the Department of Justice has totally stonewalled their inquiry.
The FGA investigation revolves around so-called “Zuckerbucks” — that is, grant money provided by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg that funded election administration in 2020.
Twenty-three states have banned the use of private 3rd party money to fund state elections since 2020 based on concerns that the money would lead to partisan bias in elections.
However, Biden has responded by implementing an Executive Order to increase the role of the federal government in local elections.
According to FGA, Biden’s EO effectively made Zuckerbucks into Bidenbucks by expanding the role of the federal government into what is supposed to be a locally controlled election process.
Although both Zuckerbucks and Bidenbucks are advertised as efforts to “get out the vote,” the nature of the agencies and groups involved in carrying out voter registration drives raises the potential for the federal effort to disproportionately benefit the Democratic Party.
“That means mobilizing the Democratic vote,” said Madeline Malisa, a senior fellow at FGA.
“It means that Biden and all of his partisan appointees get to pick which third parties they want to come in and registration people,” she said.
“So imagine that: we have no idea what qualifications, there is no vetting process, this is all being done behind closed doors,” she said.
The FGA is a nonprofit think tank based in Florida and led by former Maine State Representative Tarren Bragdon.