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FIRST ON FOX: A voting integrity group, led by former GOP Senator Kelly Loeffler, filed a lawsuit Monday demanding transparency relating to $5.6 million donated by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office final 12 months that was spent on the hotly contested 2020 presidential election.

Zuckerberg and his spouse Priscilla Chan spent a complete of $45 million in Georgia in the course of the 2020 election cycle, which included the January 2021 Senate runoff, and a watchdog group reported in June that it noticeably boosted Democrat turnout in the Peach State.

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The Foundation for Government Accountability contends the grant cash, given by the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), in Georgia and throughout the nation was closely weighted towards Democratic-leaning counties. While billed as election security grants in the course of the coronavirus pandemic, solely a small portion in any of the states the muse examined was used for private protecting gear. 

Sen. Kelly Loeffler greets supporters throughout a Republican election-night watch celebration, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The CTCL gave about 4 occasions extra in the Zuckerberg-financed grants to blue counties in Georgia because it gave to crimson counties, in accordance to the FGA analysis

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For the 2020 election, the CTCL gave about $29 million in grants to Georgia counties that Biden received, with a charge of $7.13 per registered voter. By distinction, the middle gave $2.3 million in grants — averaging $1.91 per registered voter — to counties that Trump received. The counties getting probably the most in the lead-up to the presidential election have been Fulton, Cobb and DeKalb. 

TOPSHOT - Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks on during the VivaTech (Viva Technology) trade fair in Paris, on May 24, 2018. (Photo by GERARD JULIEN / AFP)

TOPSHOT – Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears on in the course of the VivaTech (Viva Technology) commerce truthful in Paris, on May 24, 2018. (Photo by GERARD JULIEN / AFP)
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“The Zuckerberg funding is an unprecedented example of using government employees and government resources to put your finger on the scale, to affect the election outcome,” Tarren Bragdon, CEO of the Foundation for Government Accountability, informed Fox News. “It would be like giving private money to police departments to have officers do more stop and frisk in certain neighborhoods compared to other neighborhoods. It would be like giving money to the tax department to do increased audits in certain zip codes or neighborhoods versus other neighborhoods.”

Overall, Zuckerberg spent $350 million in the leadup to the 2020 election.

Fox News’ Fred Lucas contributed to this report