- Larry Ellison joined a phone call to discuss challenging the 2020 election, the Washington Post reported.
- Also on the call were Jay Sekulow, Lindsey Graham, Sean Hannity, court filings reportedly show.
- The billionaire Oracle co-founder is the largest backer of Elon Musk’s bid to takeover Twitter.
Oracle co-founder, chairman, and chief technology officer Larry Ellison joined several conservative figures on a phone call in November 2020 to discuss strategies for contesting the legitimacy of the presidential election results, The Washington Post reported.
Also on the call were Fox News host Sean Hannity, Donald Trump’s attorney Jay Sekulow, Sen. Lindsey Graham, and Jim Bopp, an attorney for True the Vote, the Post reported, citing court filings and an anonymous participant who was on the call.
Oracle did not respond to the Post or to Insider’s request for comment on this story.
The court documents were brought to light in connection with legal action against True the Vote, which has promoted unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud. More recently, the organization partnered with conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza on a widely debunked movie about so-called ballot “mules.”
“Jim was on a call this evening with Jay Sekulow, Lindsey O. Graham, Sean Hannity, and Larry Ellison,” True the Vote’s founder, Catherine Engelbrecht, wrote in a note that was included in the legal filings, according to the Post. “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.”
Bopp disputed the purpose of the call in an interview with the Post, saying that the question discussed was whether congressional hearings on the 2020 election would be “beneficial” to the people involved.
Ellison has been a prolific donor to conservative causes and Republican candidates, including Donald Trump, Lindsey Graham, and Tim Scott. He is also the largest backer of Elon Musk’s bid to take over Twitter, pledging $1 billion in equity to the $44 billion deal.
Read the full story over at The Washington Post.
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