These Billionaires Are Funding Legislators Who Refused To Certify The Election - 2021-07-22
At least 41 billionaires gave money over the last four months to legislators who voted against certifying the presidential election, according to a review of Federal Election Commission records filed in July.
Among the donors: former UFC owners Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta, oil baron Ray Lee Hunt and PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel. In total, the benefactors along with their spouses contributed about $1 million to the committees of roughly one-third of the 147 representatives and senators who objected to certifying the election.
About half of the money came from just seven donors: the Fertittas and their spouses, Hilcorp Energy CEO Jeff Hildebrand, Franklin Resources shareholder Charles Johnson, and the wife of Charles Schwab, Helen. All of them made six-figure contributions this year to a joint-fundraising committee called Take Back The House 2022.