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Sat May 21, 2022, 08:31 AM

Does the name Larry Ellison ring a bell? And what does he have to do with the 2020 election?

Heather Cox Richardson: Letters from an American
https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/may-20-2022-friday?s=r

'And then, this afternoon, Isaac Stanley-Becker and Shawn Boburg, also of the Washington Post, reported that the billionaire co-founder, chair, and chief technology officer of the computer technology corporation Oracle, Larry Ellison, also participated in a call about the 2020 election. Legal filings in a court case against True the Vote, an organization that has spread lies about widespread voter fraud, contained a note from True the Vote’s founder Catherine Engelbrecht that read: "Jim [Bopp, a lawyer for True the Vote] was on a call this evening with [Trump lawyer] Jay Sekulow, [South Carolina Senator] Lindsey O. Graham, [Fox News Channel personality] Sean Hannity, and Larry Ellison…. He explained the work we were doing and they asked for a preliminary report asap, to be used to rally their troops internally, so that's what I'm working on now."

Ellison, whom Stanley-Becker and Boburg identify as the 11th richest person in the world, gives significant money to right-wing causes and candidates, including Lindsey Graham, to whom he donated hundreds of thousands of dollars in 2018. More recently, he pledged $1 billion of the $44 billion deal for Elon Musk to buy Twitter.'

If we don't get the dark money out of politics our Republic is doomed. Looking at you, Justice Roberts.

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Reply Does the name Larry Ellison ring a bell? And what does he have to do with the 2020 election? (Original post)
Joinfortmill May 21 OP
spanone May 21 #1
agingdem May 21 #2
Rebl2 May 21 #7
PatSeg May 21 #8
yardwork May 21 #11
PatSeg May 21 #14
UTUSN May 21 #3
dem4decades May 21 #4
mopinko May 21 #5
IbogaProject May 21 #6
hamsterjill May 21 #13
paleotn May 21 #9
TeamProg May 21 #10
FakeNoose May 21 #12

Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2022, 08:33 AM

1. ...K&R...

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2022, 09:20 AM

2. and Elon Musk's biggest Twitter takeover backer...

and now Musk is a declared Republican asshole…now that’s a stretch…

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Response to agingdem (Reply #2)

Sat May 21, 2022, 10:07 AM

7. Always

thought he was a republican.

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #7)

Sat May 21, 2022, 10:19 AM

8. I think he is more about Elon Musk

Maybe closer to a Libertarian. I don't think he cares all that much about politics except when it affects him and his businesses.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #8)

Sat May 21, 2022, 11:34 AM

11. That pretty much describes today's Republican Party.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #11)

Sat May 21, 2022, 04:12 PM

14. True, only crazier

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2022, 09:27 AM

3. K&R

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2022, 09:32 AM

4. Might just as well congratulate Justice Roberts, he achieved his goal.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2022, 09:37 AM

5. i rly wonder if they didnt bring in ellison

to hack it.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2022, 10:05 AM

6. Ooh I hate his software

It would be a shame if his software went open source.

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Response to IbogaProject (Reply #6)

Sat May 21, 2022, 11:57 AM

13. Oracle is crap.

Started a new job in 2021 and first company I’ve ever worked for that used Oracle. It’s ridiculously inefficient.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2022, 10:21 AM

9. The reason multi billionaires are inherently dangerous for democracy....

No single individual or family should have the wealth of a central american country, period. That level of resources does bizarre things to the human mind. Over sized feelings of importance and the idea that they can do any damn thing they please are just a few. Not saying we should all be equal. That's never going to work. But that level of resources in two or a few hands is too dangerous for all of us to ignore. It needs to be brought under control.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2022, 10:56 AM

10. And remember, he owns 98% of one of the Hawiaan islands..

Lanai (Hawaiian: Lānaʻi, Hawaiian: [laːˈnɐʔi, naːˈnɐʔi], /ləˈnaɪ, lɑːˈnɑːi/,[1] also US: /lɑːˈnaɪ, ləˈnɑːi/,[2][3]) is the sixth-largest of the Hawaiian Islands and the smallest publicly accessible inhabited island in the chain.[4] It is colloquially known as the Pineapple Island because of its past as an island-wide pineapple plantation.[5] The island's only settlement of note is the small town of Lanai City. As of 2012, the island was 98% owned by Larry Ellison, founder and chairman of Oracle Corporation,[6] with the remaining 2% owned by the state of Hawaii and privately owned homes.[7][8]


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanai

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2022, 11:37 AM

12. I do remember that name ... I'd hoped you were telling us he had died

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