Alarm as Koch bankrolls dozens of election denier candidates - 2022-09-23

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F345.png Alarm as Koch bankrolls dozens of election denier candidates September 23, 2022, Peter Stone, The Guardian

Fossil fuel giant Koch Industries has poured over $1m into backing – directly and indirectly – dozens of House and Senate candidates who voted against certifying Joe Biden's win on 6 January 2021.

Koch, which is controlled by multibillionaire Charles Koch, boasts a corporate Pac that has donated $607,000 to the campaigns or leadership Pacs of 52 election deniers since January 2021, making Koch's Pac the top corporate funder of members who opposed the election results, according to OpenSecrets, which tracks campaign spending.

In addition, the Super Pac Americans for Prosperity Action to which Koch Industries has given over $6m since January 2021, has backed some election deniers with advertising and other communications support, as well as a few candidates Donald Trump has endorsed who tried to help him overturn the 2020 election, or raised doubts about the final results.

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{{cite news | first = Peter | last = Stone | title = Alarm as Koch bankrolls dozens of election denier candidates | url = https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/23/koch-bankrolls-election-denier-candidates | work = The Guardian | date = September 23, 2022 | accessdate = November 29, 2022 }}