Big Leftist Dark “Secret-Money Network,” apparently allied with Soros, Funds Schumer’s Anti-Filibuster attack on the "72 to 80 percent [of Americans who] support... requiring Photo IDs to Vote"
Big Left-Wing 'Dark Money' Groups Fund Schumer's Secretive Anti-Filibuster Ally - The Epoch Times
The Epoch Times reported that a front group for a big leftist dark "secret-money network" named "'Sixteen Thirty Fund, itself part of a $1.7 billion left-wing ‘dark- money pop-up’ empire run by the shadowy consulting firm Arabella Advisors,' which is apparently allied with George Soros is funding Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s anti-filibuster push for an attack on "72 to 80 percent [of Americans who] support... requiring Photo IDs to Vote":
Fix Our Senate, the obscure outfit leading a coalition of 70 liberal advocacy groups backing Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) anti-filibuster drive, is a left-wing “dark-money pop-up,” according to a political nonprofit finance expert.
“Fix Our Senate may present itself as a standalone, grassroots activist group, but it’s actually a front for the Sixteen Thirty Fund, itself part of a $1.7 billion left-wing ‘dark- money pop-up’ empire run by the shadowy consulting firm Arabella Advisors,” said Capital Research Center (CRC) senior investigative researcher Hayden Ludwig...
... Schumer promised earlier this week to seek a vote by Jan. 17 on abolishing or reforming the filibuster—the Senate’s “cloture” rule that requires 60 votes to end debate and vote on a proposal—if Senate Republicans block consideration of two election reform packages that are top priorities of the Democrats’ progressive, or far-left, faction.
Republicans argue the reforms—the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Freedom to Vote Act—severely limit or eliminate entirely the use of photo IDs and related ballot security measures, and require that all proposed changes to state election laws have prior Department of Justice (DOJ) approval.
Measures such as strengthening voter identification requirements are highly popular with the public, with recent surveys by Rasmussen, Monmouth, Pew, and AP-NORC finding 72 to 80 percent support for requiring photo IDs to vote. [https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/big-left-wing-dark-money-groups-fund-schumers-secretive-anti-filibuster-ally_4192441.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2022-01-05&mktids=5d404b681323fd86de8b6863b8c21aca&est=VIbTfjR3u9St6nEZqgwrVAua%2BZl8LLwGj%2BTRgvtqbDMyazsM3LTl%2Fh8AhRm8]
Fox News said the dark money group funded not just attacks on voter identification, but even the disgraceful attack on "the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh":
The Sixteen Thirty Fund, was reported on by Politico
last year when the outlet noted that it spent $141 million on more than
100 left-wing causes during the midterm election year -- on everything
from pushing back against the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Brett
Kavanaugh to weighing in on voting laws. [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/left-wing-dark-money-groups-2020-report]
Moreover, the Manufactured Home Pro News website reported Capital Research Center (CRC) said that Sixteen Thirty Fund is apparently allied with leftist George Soros and revealed that left-leaning "Politico report[ed] on the Sixteen Thirty Fund... spend[ing] millions of dollars to shape elections and policy “even while criticizing ‘dark money’ and its effects on politics":
The following bullets are quotes from CRC on their research into the dark money flowing into and from Arabella.
- According to the nonprofit organizations’ tax returns, between 2013 and 2017, the Arabella network received a staggering $1.6 billion in contributions, which it has used to advance its donors’ agendas through dozens of “front” groups and “astroturf” initiatives. The Arabella network of funds is also growing rapidly: from 2013 to 2017, the network’s revenues grew by an incredible 392 percent. Arabella’s network often plays host to highly influential groups on the Left. For example, the Democracy Alliance, a netwohttps://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/arabella-advisors-big-money-in-dark-shadows-warren-buffett-ties-capital-research-group/rk of donors co-founded by billionaire George Soros, has used the New Venture Fund and Sixteen Thirty Fund to host at least eight projects that don’t disclose their original funders. While financial information for the 2018 election year has not been disclosed, the Arabella network will likely show continued steep revenue growth.
- Some of the nation’s largest grantmaking institutions, including the Rockefeller, Packard, and Kellogg Foundations are donors to the funds managed by Arabella. It remains unclear why such large and powerful institutions seek outside philanthropic consulting, but presumably a significant part of Arabella’s appeal lies in its ability to obscure large financial transactions.
A left-of-center Politico report on the Sixteen Thirty Fund — a 501(c)(4) under the Internal Revenue Code — described that portion of the empire as a “liberal secret-money network” in which nonprofit groups spend millions of dollars to shape elections and policy “even while criticizing ‘dark money’ and its effects on politics. . . . They have aired 6,885 broadcast TV ads [during the 2018 election campaign], according to Advertising Analytics, a TV tracking firm. [https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/arabella-advisors-big-money-in-dark-shadows-warren-buffett-ties-capital-research-group/]