These Billionaires Are Funding Legislators Who Refused To Certify The Election - 2021-07-22

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F46.png These Billionaires Are Funding Legislators Who Refused To Certify The Election July 22, 2021, Michela Tindera, Forbes

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.

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