These Billionaires Kept Funding Legislators Who Refused To Certify The Election After Jan. 6


More than 50 billionaires donated in the second half of 2021 to legislators who voted against certifying the presidential election, according to an analysis of Federal Election Commission records. 

Fifty-five billionaires and 19 spouses of billionaires contributed at least $665,000 to the committees of about one-third of the 147 senators and representatives who voted not to certify, between July and October 2021. Among the donors: Citadel hedge fund titan Ken Griffin, Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman. 

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was the largest beneficiary…

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