On Monday, Google announced that donations to lawmakers protesting the confirmation of the 2020 presidential election have been suspended.
Google spokesman José Castañeda told The Hill: “Following this review, the NetPAC board has decided that it will not contribute this cycle to a member of Congress who voted against the confirmation of the election results.”
In the 2020 election cycle, Google donated to five Democrats who protested the 2016 results.
Google is stopping donations to lawmakers who voted against confirming the election. Https://t.co/Eica9uwU4M pic.twitter.com/DNm36OvLmx
– The Hill (@thehill) January 27, 2021
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The objection now has consequences for Google
This is because other big tech companies also said they were suspending donations to those particular congressmen who objected to some of the voters.
Facebook said it would suspend its posts on these candidates for the first quarter of 2021.
Microsoft announced that it would stop donating to politicians until February 15. It will then be decided whether the company should suspend contributions to Republicans protesting the confirmation of the 202 election results.
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Amazon, AT&T and Comcast have also threatened to stop donating.
Facebook, Google, and Microsoft stop ALL political donations as Republicans save big bucks for Republicans – and Josh Hawley, the leader of the betrayal, is asked by Hallmark to return a $ 3,000 donation
via https://t.co/fCVGWXDcNN https://t.co/6VKAy2RtBP
– Telizmary Pinales Roussel (@Telizmary_PR) January 11, 2021
Sen. Hawley: “It will get worse”
Republican Senator Josh Hawley helped in efforts to object to voting certification in Pennsylvania.
On Tuesday, Hawley claimed that big tech companies created a “social credit system” to restrict freedom of expression.
Hawley said, “It’s going to get worse. The tech titans have already booted dozens of Conservatives off social media, and if they have their way, half of the House’s Republican Conference will be banned from Congress. “
“The corporate titans seem to believe that the only way to achieve the democracy they want is to remove all threats to the unified government control of the Democratic Party,” added Hawley.
“It’s going to get worse,” said Senator Josh Hawley. “The tech titans have already booted dozens of conservatives off social media, and if they have their way, half of the House’s Republican conference will be banned from Congress.”
– One person only (@ KellyRKey1975) January 26, 2021
Hawley: “Your” conservative “social platform isn’t worth much if Amazon can shut it down.”
Hawley continued, “And if our political organization were ever to be hampered by censorship – such as the big tech giants – we could build our own platforms.”
The GOP senator said the left has pulled out all stops to censor conservatives.
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“But the left and corporations are now challenging all of this,” said Hawley. “Your ‘conservative’ social platform is not worth much if Amazon can shut it down.”
“Your vote may still be yours, but if your party is denied the means to organize effectively through corporate monopolies, it will not win,” Hawley added.
“Your church, well, you can still attend for now, but you’re going to the wrong church and you may not have a job in a few years.”
Sen. Hawley paints a dark picture, but it is not without guarantee based on recent trends.
Objection to the election certificate is not new
While Republicans have objected to certification in the 2020 election, little has been said about the Democrats’ efforts to date.
Democrats rejected certification in 2000.
Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer rejected Ohio’s 2004 election.
Joe Biden punished Democrats Jim McGovern and Jamie Raskin in 2016 when they objected. Other Democrats who objected were Barbara Lee, Sheila Jackson Lee, Raul Grijalva, and Maxine Waters.
In the 2020 cycle, Google donated $ 5,000 to Barbara Lee, $ 4,000 from Raskin, $ 2,000 to Waters Waters, $ 2,000 to Jackson Lee, and $ 1,000 to Grijalva.