By: Daniel John Sobieski

The Democrats are howling about the forensic audit of the votes cast in Arizona’s Maricopa County, or allegedly cast, in the 2020 presidential election. Methinks they doth protest too much, their angst revelatory of a concern that statistical anomalies and curious events will be proven to be deliberate election tampering. If the 2020 election was conducted fairly, as they insist, then there should be no fear. So what are they afraid of?

We all remember how Fox News made a curious early election night call of Arizona for Joe Biden with few actual votes cast while withholding judgment on Florida despite a seemingly insurmountable Trump lead. It was the first sign that something was not quite right even before a number of key states suspiciously stopped counting votes and huge blocks of Biden votes appeared out of the ether to blow away Trump’s lead and give basement Biden more votes than Barack Hussein Obama.

Nationwide we witnessed ballots being pulled from suitcases under tables and unloaded from vans that were supposed to be delivering pizza to election workers while Republican poll watchers were locked out and sometimes thrown out of ballot counting rooms. Ballot harvesting and randomly appearing voter drop boxes made a mockery of the ballot chain of custody that is so important. And who needs signature verification on absentee ballots anyway? Nothing to see here, so move on.

In Maricopa County, basement Biden pulled off an election miracle and he pulled it off with the help of election meddling from Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg. As the investigative think tank Capital Research Center reported:

Perhaps the biggest underreported story of 2020 was how one billionaire, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, joined with a sleepy Chicago-based 501(c)(3) public charity to effectively privatize the election in many states.

Meet the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL), which funneled an unprecedented $350 million from Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, to local elections officials for COVID-19 “relief.” In a blink, CTCL grew from almost nothing—its 2018 revenues were just $1.4 million—to a titan with the means to heavily influence election outcomes in favor of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in key battleground states….

By any normal metric, Arizona should have been an easy win for Trump, even a blowout….

Enter CTCL, which made grants to nine Arizona counties just prior to the 2020 election, five of which have been confirmed by CRC to total just over $5 million.

Biden won just 5 of Arizona’s 15 counties, accounting for 85 percent of his overall votes in the state and almost 80 percent of Arizona’s entire population. CTCL funded 4 of the 5 counties Biden won. The exception was little Santa Cruz County on the U.S.-Mexico border….

Only one county in the state flipped in 2020: Maricopa County, which narrowly broke for Biden by 50.3 percent to 48.1 percent. Maricopa County gave Biden 1,040,774 votes (62 percent of his statewide total), miraculously doubling Clinton’s 2016 figures.

In 2016, Trump won Maricopa 49.1 percent to 45.7 percent with 590,465 votes. Yet he lost the county in 2020, despite winning an additional 405,000 votes, bringing his total to 995,665 votes (59.9 percent of his statewide total).

CTCL gave Maricopa County elections officials close to $3 million, or $1.80 for every Biden vote in the jurisdiction. Centered on Phoenix, Maricopa is the fourth most populous county in America and the largest in Arizona, containing roughly 62 percent of the state’s population and over 60 percent of its registered voters.

Biden had no visible campaign in Arizona and never left his basement to go there. This is unexplainable except for the presence of election meddling and tampering. Where Zuckerberg’s $3 million went in Maricopa County and how it was used is unknown and should be investigated. But it won’t be by Biden’s DOJ which has sent Arizona a threatening letter suggesting the audit itself constitutes voter intimidation and election interference. Certainly, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has been fighting the audit tooth and nail. Jim Hoft over at Gateway Pundit has some ideas of what you might find if you followed Zuckerberg’s money:

Not only doesn’t the public have a clue who actually accepted the $2,995,921 in Zuckerbucks in Maricopa, but it also doesn’t know what, exactly, they did with it! New drop boxes? Election software? New Dominion hardware? IT specialists?  Election Judge subsidies? Absentee ballot van deliveries late at night? Blank absentee ballot print jobs? Who knows!

Does it really make sense that the Blue Wave didn’t happen, that no GOP legislature was flipped, that the GOP actually gained one governor in Montana, that the GOP majority in the Senate held, that the Republican majority in the Senate held, that Nancy Pelosi’s majority in the House was cut to pieces and may yet be lost based on recounts, and yet Trump, the leader of this pack, somehow alone did not manage to survive? Isn’t it odd that voters that would keep their GOP senator or flip their district from Dem to GOP would also vote for that socialist sock puppet Joe Biden?

In Nevada, CTCL apparently worked another electoral miracle in a state where mail-in ballots are the norm but whether the voters are real, alive, or in-state is often unknown. Consider the Common Core math which gave basement Biden a key victory:

Biden scored an additional 165,733 votes over Clinton’s 2016 figures, an increase of 30.8 percent, giving him a 33,596 vote lead over Trump.

That’s utterly extraordinary. Trump improved his total vote share in the state by only 2 percent, but that belies the fact that he had the largest increase in votes in Nevada history—beaten only by Biden’s miraculous trove of largely mail-in votes….

Democratic strategy in Nevada comes down to racking up large turnout in two left-wing strongholds: Clark County, centered on Las Vegas, and Washoe County, home to Reno….

Enter CTCL and $2.7 million in grants split between just two Nevada counties, Clark ($2,394,036) and Washoe ($277,479)—the only two counties Biden won in the Silver State.

Washoe and Clark Counties, the state’s most populous spots, accounted for 92.4 percent of Biden’s overall votes in Nevada. They also contain roughly 89 percent of the state’s population.

CTCL spent $4.59 per Biden voter in Clark County. That’s $1.06 for every man, woman, and child living there.

There are no sure things in Las Vegas but the 2020 vote in Nevada for Biden was as close as you can get. CTCL placed just two bets with its “Zuckerbucks” as they have come to be known and came up winners both times. What a coincidence. The Democrats are hoping for dear life that what happened politically in Vegas stays in Vegas. It may not and already we know a lot about Facebook’s and Zuckerberg’s election meddling on behalf of Joe Biden and the Democrats thanks to a report from  the Thomas More Society’s Amistad Project:

A new report by a national public interest law firm alleges that some $500 million donated by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was used to violate election laws by providing funds to Democrat-dominated municipalities and their elections efforts for the benefit of Joe Biden….

The 39-page report compiled by the Thomas More Society’s Amistad Project claimed that the bulk of $500 million from Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, went to the previously little-known leftist nonprofit Center for Tech and Civic Life.

Although listed as a nonpartisan organization, the CTCL funded ballot collection sites in traditionally Democrat-dominated jurisdictions and “considered state election integrity laws as obstacles and nuisances to be ignored or circumvented, ” states the authors.

“The provision of Zuckerberg-CTCL funds allowed these Democrat strongholds to spend roughly $47 per voter, compared to $4 to $7 per voter in traditionally Republican areas of the state (of Wisconsin),” the report stated. “Moreover, this recruiting of targeted jurisdictions for specific government action and funding runs contrary to legislative election plans and invites government to play favorites in the election process.

Zuckerberg and Facebook played favorites and targeted their get-out-the-vote money in Democrat strongholds in key battleground states to increase Democrat turnout for Joe Biden. So, hail to the thief. Biden knew he didn’t have to campaign. Biden knew the fix was in and the likes of Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg would carry him over the finish line.

And of course, the Democrat devils, including Zuckerberg and Facebook, went down to Georgia and did their election tampering on behalf of Joe Biden and the Democrats there, expertly exposed by an analysis by Scott Walter, president of the Capital Research Center in Washington, D.C., in The Federalist:

Imagine if a billionaire of conservative or libertarian leanings—Charles Koch, say—had given $350 million to a nonprofit run by Republican operatives who previously worked at a “dark money” outfit tied to Karl Rove where they trained digital activists and campaign workers.

Then imagine this nonprofit group re-granted the millions of dollars to local election officials to “help” them carry out the 2020 election—buying drop boxes for ballots, hiring temporary staff, conducting “voter education,” and the like….

As I testified Friday to the Georgia state Senate, the Georgia data are startling.

Nine out of ten of CTCL’s largest known grants went to counties Joe Biden won.

Of the ten counties with the greatest shifts to the Democratic presidential candidate (comparing 2016 to 2020 votes), nine received CTCL grants.

These nine grantees averaged a 13.7 percent shift toward the Democrat. Two, Cobb and Gwinnett, were among the four counties that delivered Biden the most votes.

CTCL funded all four counties that provided Biden 100,000 or more votes.

And CTCL funded those four counties lavishly. Per capita, they received between $4.38 and $10.47 for every man, woman, and child.

Biden carried 33 counties that delivered him 10,000 or more votes. CTCL funded 70 percent of them….

Totaling votes in all 44 counties CTCL funded, the Republican presidential vote rose 207,000 over the last election. The Democratic presidential vote jumped by 530,000, or more than two-and-a-half times the Republican rise.

That is how you buy elections. That is how you rig elections. That is how you steal elections. Run this through your fact-checker, Zuckerberg.  The likes of Zuckerberg and Facebook are greater threats to our democracy than Vladimir Putin could ever dream of being.

*Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and freelance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.