Trump’s Georgia rally crowd responds to Zuckerberg’s $45M election funding in state
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was hit with chants of “lock him up” as huge crowds at President Donald Trump Georgia rally reacted to reports that the Big Tech oligarch donated $45 million to election-related groups in the state.
Trump said Zuckerberg should be investigated for giving officials huge donations, arguing that his actions “significantly affected” the elections in Georgia.
“Georgia officials also took $45 million dollars from Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to fund election-related activities,” Trump told the massive crowd of patriots.
The crowd responded with loud boos and chants of “Lock him up!”
Trump fans chant “lock him up!” about Mark Zuckerberg.
“Well, they should be looking at that,” Trump says. pic.twitter.com/J4Nvgh53CT
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 26, 2021
Trump was citing a June Fox News report, which stated that the election outcomes in Georgia — for both the November 2020 election and the state’s Senate runoffs in January 2021 — “may have been significantly affected by a total of $45 million” from Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan.
Zuckerberg and Chan reportedly gave $350 million to the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL).
The group distributed the grants to 48 states and Washington, D.C. for election administration ahead of the November 2020 election.
For the November 2020 general election, $31 million went to Georgia.
In the Peach State, “Joe Biden narrowly won the state’s 16 electoral votes, beating then-President Trump by fewer than 12,000 votes,” Fox News reports.
The report added that “the center also gave $14.5 million to Georgia counties for the state’s two January runoff elections, where Democrats won both to flip the U.S. Senate majority to Democrats.”
“Well, they should be looking at that,” Trump said at his rally on Saturday.
“What is that all about?
“Over 90 percent of this funding, they say, for the November election was given to Democrat areas of the state, and used to boost Democrat voter turnout.
“What’s that all about?”
“You know they have a limit of like $5,200, [and] he’s given millions and millions of dollars to different states, not only Georgia,” the 45th president added.
An estimated 20,000 people attended Saturday’s Trump rally in central Houston County, Georgia.