Donors representing Fortune 500 giants such as Charles Schwab and Fidelity Investments joined with liberal dark money donors to swell the coffers of voter registration groups that focus on heavily Democratic neighborhoods.
Influence Watch is a project of the Capital Research Center (CRC), a conservative think tank that has tracked funding, leadership, and other aspects of liberal advocacy groups and foundations since its founding in 1984.
- $2.5 million from the Voter Registration Project Education Fund
- $1 million from the Hopewell Fund
- $900,000 from the Proteus Fund
- $403,000 from the Majority Forward
- $185,000 from the Schwab Charitable Fund
- $125,000 from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
- $125,000 from the Human Rights Campaign
- $100,000 from the NEO Philanthropy
- $76,000 from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation
- $50,000 from the Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles
- $40,000 from Pennsylvania Voice
- $25,000 from the Crosscurrents Foundation
- $19,000 from Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
- $10,000 from the Jewish Communal Fund
- $756,000 from the Green Advocacy Project
- $500,000 from the League of Conservation Voters
- $112,000 from the Human Rights Campaign
- $50,000 from the Tides Foundation
- $50,000 from the Sierra Club
- $30,000 from the California Community Foundation
Adams, a former Department of Justice Voting Section attorney and whistleblower, was recently appointed by President Donald Trump to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
He cited the case of an individual “who was registered to vote seven times in Allegheny County, the Pittsburgh metropolitan area” in 2016 and 2018 that Adams’ group found while analyzing the jurisdiction’s voter rolls. The seven signed and dated registration applications were reviewed by The Epoch Times.
Walter was referring to the Gardner/Lopach groups and other similar nominally nonpartisan organizations doing similar registration drives that target neighborhoods likely to be populated mainly with residents sympathetic to liberal Democratic candidates and causes.
“You're asking people to register to vote and God knows where you got your mailing lists,” Popper said. “What I would want to know is what are your controls, are you asking people to register where they live as opposed to where they don’t?
“You create a risk that you’re inviting people to register to vote in a place where they don’t live. That can lead to unintentional problems and to intentional problems.”
Popper added that “we’re finding people are being inundated with ballots from places all over the country where they used to live. They’re being inundated even when they’ve lived in one place for a long time.”