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US billionaire’s business faces boycotts after reports claim he wrote ‘big checks’ to ‘contest’ Joe Biden victory

Dick Uihlein is facing calls to boycott his multinational shipping supplies company Uline, after recent financial revelations revealed he had donated millions to right-wing groups seeking to challenge President Joe Biden’s 2020 victory over Donald Trump.

The donations were made through Uihlein’s nonprofit, the Ed Uihlein Family Foundation, according to documents first released by the Center for Media and Democracy watchdog. , then highlighted by the Daily Beast.

Uihlein has donated more than $1 million to the Conservative Partnership Institute, an organization of which former chief of staff Mark Meadows is a senior partner. Its lead legal officer and chair of its Election Integrity Network is Trump campaign attorney Cleta Mitchell.

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Other groups funded by the billionaire include well-known Republican causes such as the Federalist Society, Judicial Watch and Turning Point USA. The Daily Beast notes that members of the Federalist Society include scholars and activists who have helped “corroding public confidence in election results” with their statements about the 2020 race, while Judicial Watch disputed the actual results. Former President Trump continues to insist the election was fraudulent, but has so far provided no official evidence for his claims.

Worth about $4 billion, Uihlein is a top GOP donor, along with his wife Elizabeth, and a supporter of right-wing media outlets, which the outlet says have amplified uncertainty about the veracity election results following Biden’s victory. . Platforms that received support included The Federalist, The American Conservative and Sons of Liberty, which received between $25,000 and $750,000 each.

A donation of more than $700,000 to the Center for Security Policy think tank was also highlighted. The Southern Poverty Law Center tried him “a conspiratorial mouthpiece for the growing anti-Muslim movement.”

Uihlein’s grant-making habits have made him a pariah among liberal activists, some of whom have taken to calling for a boycott of Uline, which employs about 7,000 people.

The billionaire finance “hate and sedition”, Kyle Herrig, president of Accountable.US — a nonpartisan, progressive organization that exposes corruption and holds government officials and corporate vested interests accountable — told The Daily Beast.

Twitter users, meanwhile, inflamed by revelations about Uihlein’s support for organizations and media that questioned the election, accused him of being a “fascist” and supporting a “cut.”

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