Aside from Michael Bloomberg, has there ever been a bigger, more disingenuous chump to walk the earth?
Former NY Mayor and Former Guy-Who-Thought-He-Could-Buy-the-Presidency Michael Bloomberg has raised the funds to pay off the fines of more than 32,000 felons to enable their ability to vote. The left has wildly championed Bloomberg’s move as a fantastic development for Florida voters. A deeper look into this shows that this is the most disingenuous, transparently biased effort to affect the outcome of an election that has occurred in a very long time.
First, let’s consider the location. Notice that Bloomberg is only focusing his effort in Florida. We know that Florida is not the only state to allow felons to vote. Every state in the nation has varying degrees of allowing felons to vote, but specifically, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Iowa, Connecticut, Tennessee, and Washington all require released felons to pay the entirety of their fines and fees. Where is Bloomberg’s little stunt in those states? Why has Bloomberg not duplicated his efforts in Connecticut or Alabama or Washington? Simple. None of those states is going to decide the winner of the 2020 election.
Second, is that Bloomberg’s little stunt only applies to Black and Latin voters. You heard that right, Bloomberg’s wildly racist group does not allow people of any other ethnic background to apply for the assistance. Why? Simply because Black and Latin voters historically vote for Democrats more than Republicans. Voters of any other ethnicity (and thereby potentially another political ideology) need not apply.
Lastly, Bloomberg’s scam doesn’t even come from Bloomberg’s pocket. Bloomberg went out and raised the money from his rich friends, including singer John Legend, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Warren Buffet Ex-Wife Susan Buffet, and Hollywood producer Jeffrey Katzenberg. In totality, and depending on the media outlet, Bloomberg raised anywhere between 5 million and 20 million dollars. To put that in perspective, Bloomberg’s net wealth is 54.9 billion dollars. 20 million is nothing to him. He spills more than that.
Which brings me to the point of all this: Michael Bloomberg doesn’t give jack-diddly-squat about the voting right of felons. His ONLY, and I repeat ONLY, concern is winning the 2020 election. Why not fund this same type of program in any of the other states that have the same requirements as Florida? Simply put, none of them will deliver victory on election day. Why not fund this program for all Florida felons and not just those that are Latin and Black, unless your goal is to buy the outcome of an election? If Bloomie was really committed to this group, why not dump a few hundred million into it and expand it? This isn’t a felon’s voting rights group. It is a GOTV effort for Dem voters, full stop. Not only is it completely disingenuous, totally racist, and unbelievably biased, it is likely illegal.
Enter Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz. Gaetz joined Lou Dobbs Tuesday evening to discuss his disgust with Bloomberg’s stunt. Gaetz stated that he was going to call on the Florida Attorney General to investigate the actions by Bloomberg.
“So now Bloomberg is trying to influence the election but remember this isn’t on the level, this isn’t just advertising money, this is a specific inducement, to a segment set of voters to get them to vote a certain way and I think it could be a crime.”
Florida Fraud: @RepMattGaetz announces he is calling on the Florida Attorney General to open an investigation into Michael Bloomberg for potentially engaging in bribery and vote buying after he paid the fines for convicted felons in Florida. #AmericaFirst #MAGA #Dobbs pic.twitter.com/9uglijOXMm
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) September 22, 2020
This is exactly where Bloomberg and his compatriots may be in big trouble. The limitations he placed on these funds are so hyper-specific that they could be considered targeting efforts. Though targeting efforts occur in every campaign, they are specifically prohibited by law to financially benefit those who are targeted. Whether Bloomberg ends up fined or charged in this scheme is unknown, but there’s no debate about Bloomberg’s hackery in this case.