Dark money group spent $100M on voter turnout in 2020
An organization dedicated to turning out young voters and people of color spent more than $100 million delivering mail and digital notices to voters in 2020, delivering hundreds of thousands of votes from those who were likely to back President Biden last year.
The Voter Participation Center, a nonpartisan group based in Washington, raised $85 million and spent even more through 2020, according to tax filings reviewed by The Hill. That money is orders of magnitude larger than the $14 million it spent during the last presidential election, in 2016.
“At a time when in-person voter contact was sidelined for health and safety reasons, the Voter Participation Center really stood up and did the work that was needed to help register voters, to help voters learn about and sign up to vote by mail, and to educate voters on early voting in person, voting by mail and how to vote safely on election day,” said Tom Lopach, the group’s chief executive.