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Mercer Family Gave $20 Million to Dark Money Group During 2020 Election
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The billionaire Mercer family donated $20 million to a so-called dark money group in the run-up to the 2020 election, according to financial disclosure forms released Wednesday, CNBC reports. Robert and Rebekah Mercer’s family foundation gave $20 million to Donors Trust, an organization whose legal structure allows the donors to conceal the final recipients of their contributions. The Mercers were key financial backers of Donald Trump’s rise during his first presidential campaign but later distanced themselves from him. According to CNBC, Donors Trust gave money to Charlie Kirk’s Turning Point USA and the white nationalist publication VDARE in 2019.