“REPORT: Corporate Interests Gave Election Objectors $4.6M Last Quarter, Now Totaling $45M Since Insurrection”


new analysis from government watchdog Accountable.US found Fortune 500 companies and industry trade associations donated over $4.6 million in the second quarter of 2023 to members of Congress that voted against certifying the 2020 election results. Since the violent insurrection on January 6th, 2021, corporate interests have now contributed more than $45 million to the Republican lawmakers who have been dubbed the ‘Sedition Caucus’.

The latest data from the Federal Election Commission also shows that corporate giving to the election objectors in Congress increased by nearly $2 million in Quarter 2 of 2023 compared to Quarter 2 of 2021, the same period of the 2022 and 2024 election cycles respectively. In addition, the last quarter saw sixteen first-time corporate contributors to these lawmakers since the failed coup attempt at the U.S. Capitol – including Hershey, Albertsons, Best Buy, and Prudential Financial – totaling at least $31,000.

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