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Arabella Advisors: The Third Pillar of Election Integrity [Part 2]
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What is needed to launch the perfect foreign dark money network? Bring in a foreign billionaire mega-donor with a seedy past. Hansjörg Wyss. He comes with his own Wyss Foundation and Wyss Action Fund. It would help if you had a way to move the money around. This is accomplished with the 501(c)(3) & 501(c)(4). Now you have the beginnings of a dark foreign network with the for-profit consulting firm Arabella Advisors managing it all.
For context, let’s take a closer look at foreign billionaire Hansjörg Wyss and his past dealings. He was the CEO and Chairman of a billion-dollar medical company called Synthes. It was alleged that the company was accused of ignoring FDA regulations. This caused at least three patients to lose their lives. Public records showed that in 2009, four Synthes execs were indicted and went to prison. Hansjörg Wyss, however, remained untouchable. Hansjörg Wyss resigned as CEO but stayed on as Chairman of Synthes. In 2012 Synthes was acquired by Johnson & Johnson for just under $20 Billion. Hansjorg Wyss was also a mega-donor for the Clinton Foundation. He injected millions into the Clinton machine. Since then, Hansjörg Wyss has quietly become an important foreign asset to the left’s “foreign dark money network.” Perhaps more significant than George Soros.
How it works
On March 22, 1983, The Supreme Court ruled a 501(c)(3) organization may establish a separate 501(c)(4) to expand its capacity to lobby beyond the limited expenditures allowed for a 501(c)(3).
501(c)(3) organizations often referred to as “public charities” may use tax-deductible donations to study essential policy issues and educate the public. Still, the amount of lobbying they may do is limited, and they are forbidden from supporting or opposing candidates for elected office.
501(c)(4) organizations often referred to as “social welfare organizations” may participate in an unlimited amount of legislative lobbying and a limited amount of electoral activity. Still, they may not offer the incentive of a tax deduction to their contributors.
A 501(c)(3) organization may join multiple 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations for any purpose consistent with its exempt status, such as conducting research or preparing and publicizing materials on a current issue. A 501(c)(3) may also join other 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4)s to lobby on issues. However, a 501(c)(3) may not do anything indirectly through the group that it cannot do individually. It can participate in multiple 501(c)(3)s and 501(c)(4)s to exchange non-electoral information or sponsor educational programs on issues of interest to the groups. A 501(c)(3) may also conduct voter registration, voter education, and get-out-the-vote activities so long as these activities appear to be nonpartisan.
Next, we examine how dark money is moved around. We will start with the four sister funds, now five funds Arabella Advisors manages.
The Sixteen Thirty Fund 501(c)(4) is a left-of-center lobbying and advocacy organization founded in 2008. Sixteen Thirty Fund often operates alongside its charitable “sister” nonprofit New Venture Fund, which provides similar funding and fiscal sponsorship services to left-of-center organizations. Both groups, along with the Hopewell Fund and Windward Fund.
The New Venture Fund 501(c)(3) is a “dark money” organization, serving as a way for left-leaning groups to anonymously funnel money toward various political advocacy issues, such as attacking vulnerable Republicans or pushing environmental restrictions. New Venture Fund was previously called The Arabella Legacy Fund from (2006-2009).
The Hopewell Fund is a 501(c)(3) Established in 2015. The Hopewell Fund often operates alongside its “sister” nonprofits, primarily the 501(c)(4) Sixteen Thirty Fund and 501(c)(3) New Venture Fund, which both provide similar funding and fiscal sponsorship services to left-of-center advocacy organizations.
The Winward Fund 501(c)(3) was created in February 2015 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with startup funding of $5.25 million provided by an unknown source. The Fund is an environmentalist fiscal sponsor organization in the network of “dark money” organizations.
The North Fund 501(c)(4) was created in February 2019 as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit with startup funding of $9.3 million provided by the 1630 Fund. The Fund is a lawfare fund set up with Perkins Coie and Marc Elias Law Group for statewide ballot and Gerrymandering initiatives. The 51 for 51 campaign to make DC a state and operates Marc Elias’ Democracy Docket Action Fund is part of the lawfare initiative. Mark Elias. Perkins Coie [shell2], the Democratic National Committee’s private law firm, formed Elias Law Group 8/22/21.
The purpose of Marc Elias Law Group is lawfare. Marc Elias’ North Fund is Arabella Advisors’ in-house counsel, redistricting maps and fighting against election integrity to give Democrats an edge in upcoming elections. All funded by [F]oreign and [D]omestic Billionaires.