Republican representative hopeful Anna Paulina Luna is standing up for herself against the tyranny of Big Tech and suing the Federal Election Commission. In 2020, Luna ran to flip Florida Democrat Rep. Charlie Crist’s seat. Ultimately, Luna lost the race by six percentage points but she says she is committed to running again next year. Christ recently announced his gubernatorial challenge to wildly popular GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis.
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❌ betrayal of American workers, families, & law-enforcement
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However, according to Luna’s legal filings throughout the campaign cycle, Twitter’s obvious liberal bias shone through and ultimately affected the election in favor of Democrat Charlie Crist. Luna says that despite repeated attempts to have her Twitter account verified and meeting the platform’s criteria her requests were ignored while her opponent’s account received the blue checkmark.
In Luna’s lawsuit, she claims Twitter violated the Federal Election Campaign Act by verifying Christ’s campaign account while ignoring her request.
The suit states, “accounts that are verified by Twitter convey credibility, have a demonstrably higher monetary value and automatically jump to the top of search results.”
Luna’s complaint with the FEC was first filed in October but has yet to be addressed. The lawsuit states, “Twitter has violated the Act’s prohibition on corporate contributions by providing something of value to certain candidates but not to the plaintiff.”
Now, Luna says that because the FEC has taken more than 120 days to respond to her initial complaint she is asking the court to “declare that the FEC has acted contrary to law by failing to act on the administrative complaint and to order the FEC to conform with that declaration within 30 days,” according to the FEC updates website.
According to the Federal Campaign Act, “The Federal Election Campaign Act prohibits corporations and labor organizations from making contributions in connection with federal elections.” This includes “something of value” which is broadly defined by the FEC and Luna says Twitter’s blue checkmark clearly falls under the qualification.
Twitter has repeatedly been accused of favoring Democrats over Republicans with the decision to permanently ban former President Trump sending the conversation into overdrive. Republican lawmakers have repeatedly called on the platform to hold other accounts that promote political violence to the same standards as conservatives yet those requests have largely gone unanswered.