Referring to mail-in voting without checks and balances or the requirement of providing identification as “a national ballot harvesting,” Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) recently
explained how “the Democrats are trying to use the postal service as a way to steal the upcoming election.”
“Ballots will be sent out to people who have been deceased for years and years,” Hice said. “That is an ingredient for absolute disaster and fraud in every way.”
The organization even
suggests voters “throw a party or parade” so “friends can come together to fill-in their mail-in ballots.”
The website states:
Through parties at the polls and community parades to early voting sites, organizations across the country will inspire more Americans to vote early. Even in states without in-person early voting, friends can come together to fill-in their mail-in ballots.
The group’s mission statement includes mail-in options [emphasis added]:
When Americans vote early, they ensure that last minute problems will not prevent them from casting their ballots – and help shorten voting lines on Election Day for everyone. But voting early rules – both for in-person
and by-mail options – vary widely all over the country, causing confusion and preventing voters from casting their ballots. We’re here to make voting early easier. Given our current conditions with COVID-19, having multiple options to safely cast your ballot is critical.
Vote Early Day openly states it is supported by one organization: “Vote Early Day is a holiday for all Americans supported by a project at New Venture Fund.”
The New Venture Fund (NVF) is, in turn,
managed under an administrative agreement with the shadowy, massively funded Arabella Advisors strategy company which pushes the interests of wealthy leftist donors.
Arabella specializes in sponsoring countless dark money pop-up organizations advocating progressive policies and designed to look like grassroots activist groups, as exposed in a recent
extensive report by conservative watchdog Capital Research Center.
Billionaire activist George Soros’s Open Society
documents that it provided financing to the Sixteen Thirty Fund, one of four nonprofits run by Arabella Advisors, another being the NVF. Arabella nonprofits also evidence close financial workings with initiatives for the Democracy Alliance, another network of highly influential donors, including Soros.
Other listed media companies that are “Premier Partners” of Vote Early Day are BuzzFeed, MTV, Univision, and
More “Premier Partners” include leftist groups such as the League of Women Voters, the Democracy Fund, Alliance for Youth Organizing, and Rise.
Becoming a “Premier Partner” for Vote Early Day, as Twitter did, requires activism on the part of each partner organization,
including a commitment to the following (below are all direct quotes):
Agree to include their name or logo in public materials (e.g. press release and website);
Share their Vote Early Day activation plans with the Steering Committee in advance;
Report back successes and feedback;
Commit to a flagship on-the-ground activation, mobilize a national network of at least 50 partners, or reach 1 million people through digital or platform integrations
Vote Early Day is not Twitter’s sole involvement in election advocacy.
The social media giant, along with Google and Facebook, is also a 2020
partner for the National Voter Registration Day, which claims it “wants to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote.”
The National Voter Registration Day also pushes mail-in ballots,
saying it seeks to educate citizens to “request mail-in ballots, learn about early voting options, and more.”
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, National Voter Registration Day says it is
working on “incorporating supplemental resources and messaging in our toolkits, posters, and trainings about how to vote by mail.”
The National Voter Registration is
sponsored by the Democracy Fund, a charitable foundation created by eBay founder and liberal billionaire Pierre Omidyar.
Omidyar’s self-styled “philanthropic investment firm,” the Omidyar Network, is also a
funder of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, which has partnered with Facebook to draft principals in an initiative to help determine whether a certain news story is “disputed.”
The Omidyar Network has
partnered with the Open Society on projects, and it has given grants to third parties using the Soros-funded Tides Foundation as a “fiscal sponsor.” Tides is one of the largest donors to left-wing causes in the U.S.
Breitbart News extensively
reported a slew of other progressive groups tied to Soros money who have been working overtime to push mail-in voting.
This is not the first time Twitter has labeled Trump’s tweets concerning mail-in ballots while failing to disclose its partnership with two groups financed by leftist donors that are engaged in a massive voter participation effort, including drives pushing mail-in balloting.
Breitbart News previously
reported in late May that Twitter, for the first time, put a fact-check label on tweets from Trump, using the controversial tactic to label messages in which the president claimed there is “no way” that “mail-in ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent.”
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