A shocking new report shows that Democrat Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has connections to a dark money group which increased its anonymous election cash by 825 percent during the 2020 election cycle.
Dark Money Donations
Majority Forward is a nonprofit with close ties to Chuck Schumer’s Senate Majority PAC. According to StreetWise Politics, the dark money group “pushed $57.4 million into super PACs that helped Democrats regain the majority in Congress’s upper chamber. The vast sum far eclipses the $6.2 million it funneled into election activity in the 2016 and 2018 cycles combined. The nonprofit does not disclose its donors, making it difficult to identify who provided the funding to back Schumer’s efforts.”
The group’s increase in election cash was made possible by a record-breaking fundraising haul of $76 million in anonymous donations that it received between mid-2018 and mid-2019. The group then gave tens of millions of dollars to several other left-wing nonprofit groups to bankroll voter engagement.
One major donation given by Majority Forward went to America Votes, in the amount of $14.8 million. America Votes is now under investigation for sending ballot applications to non-residents in Georgia.
According to FEC filings, $47.8 million of Majority Forward’s election-related cash went to Schumer’s Senate Majority PAC. Both groups are led by J.B. Poersch, an ally of Chuck Schumer, and reportedly share personnel and office space.
Majority Forward also donated millions to the Lincoln Project, run by a group of “Republicans” who opposed President Trump, and most conservative values.
Hypocrisy at its Finest
Publicly, Democrats consistently call for an end to “dark money” in politics, but in private, these same Democrats far outpace Republicans in the use of it. The Center for Responsive Politics reports that $326 million in dark money went to Democrats in the 2020 elections, while Republicans only received $148 million.
Schumer is now pushing the For the People Act as one of his first actions as majority leader. This bill is backed by progressive advocacy groups, and contains provisions requiring political nonprofit groups to disclose the identities of donors that give more than $10,000. The bill would also require that nonprofit groups file disclosure reports to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) when more than $10,000 is spent on election-related endeavors.
Of course, the bill has little chance of passing, as it would require Democrats to either eliminate the filibuster or gain approval for the bill from 10 Republican senators. Clearly, the establishment politicians on both sides of the aisle don’t want the public to know where they get their money from.
“The bills’ backers are world-class hypocrites: their presidential candidate broke records for ‘dark money’ and quintupled his opponent’s haul,” said Scott Walter, president of the Capital Research Center.
Walter is referring to recently revealed information which shows that Joe Biden received $145 million in dark money donations during his presidential campaign, while President Trump only received $28 million in dark money donations.