By Tony Perkins
The Left isn’t just trying to cheat at elections — they’re also playing dirty in how to finance them. In an explosive story that’s been brewing for months, investigative researchers have traced millions of dollars in extremist organizations to a dark-money “nonprofit” that’s bypassing the IRS rules. If you thought the 2020 Zuckerbucks scheme was bad, hang on to your hats. The Democrats have more money secrets than anyone saw coming.
It started back in 2018 when Politico’s reporters started sniffing around a group called the Sixteen Thirty Fund. During that November’s midterms, more than a few eyebrows were raised at the “green wave,” an “unprecedented gusher of secret money” from a “little-known” D.C. nonprofit. The Sixteen Thirty Fund’s tax filings, Politico discovered, showed that the group was a major player that year, dropping a whopping $141 million on more than 100 extreme causes — everything from stopping Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to changing laws on voting and redistricting.
The spending was massive by normal standards and also anonymous (including one mystery donation that dropped everyone’s jaws at $51.7 million). It was the kind of gift, Robert Maguire said, that’s “unheard of on the liberal side.” But now, almost three years later, groups like Hayden Ludwig’s Capital Research Center wonder if it’s really as rare as people thought — or an operation that has simply become more sophisticated as time has worn on.