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Election Deniers Got Nearly $2 Million in May From Corporate PACs

  • GOP members who voted against Biden’s win got $1.9 million
  • Companies gave to House leaders but steer clear of firebrands
A demonstrator holds a sign reading "Trump Won" during a protest at the Ellipse in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021. 

A demonstrator holds a sign reading "Trump Won" during a protest at the Ellipse in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021. 

Photographer: Eric Lee/Bloomberg

Some of the US’s largest corporations and their trade associations in May poured $1.9 million into the campaign coffers of Republicans who voted against certifying Joe Biden’s 2020 victory over Donald Trump, according to a new report from an advocacy organization. 

The Jan. 6, 2021, effort to stymie certification of the Electoral College results culminated in a deadly attack on the US Capitol. In the aftermath, dozens of companies said they would pause political donations, and some pledged to cease contributions to the 137 Republican members of the House and 10 senators who voted against certifying Biden’s win.