The billionaire fossil fuel executive and GOP megadonor has spent his entire adult life financing partisan politics, right-wing think tanks, and ideological education programs. At 85, that’s unlikely to change.
The Republican Attorneys General Association raised $1.6 million between November 24 and December 31 last year as Republican attorneys general challenged election results, its latest IRS filing discloses.
Corporations and wealthy individuals poured millions of dollars into super PACs, political committees, and dark money groups that spent at least $272 million to elect most of the 147 members of Congress who voted to reject Joe Biden’s Electoral College win.
ALEC’s 2020 Legislator of the Year, Pennsylvania Sen. Chris Dush, signed a Jan. 5 letter asking Vice President Pence to stop certification of the presidential election results, just one day before the violent Capitol insurrection, and compared Gov. Wolf’s administration to the Nazi Party.
Two current and two recent members of the American Legislative Exchange Council, including one state chair, spent weeks lying about voter fraud and then participated in the events directly preceding the bloody coup attempt.
Documents obtained by CMD show that ALEC forged a new partnership in December with radical pro-Trump group Talking Points USA, a coalition partner in the #StoptheSteal rally that led to the violent invasion at the U.S. Capitol.
RAGA’s effort to cover its tracks in promoting Trump’s “big lie” and the pro-Trump insurrection last week fall short and leave questions unanswered.
CMD’s executive director and president of the board have joined with more than 1,300 attorneys to defend the rule of law and call for President Trump’s removal from office for inciting his backers to insurrection.
The astroturfed #StoptheSteal group that drew thousands of Trumpists to the Washington, D.C. rally on Wednesday that turned into a violent insurrection at the Capitol has strong ties with the influential Christian Right Council for National Policy.
Charles Koch’s political operation and his close family members have funded the campaigns and leadership PACs of all 13 U.S. senators who will attempt to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s victory on Jan. 6 based on Trump’s conspiracy theories and lies.