Dhillon on Google's Influence on Elections

Harmeet Dhillon

Harmeet Dhillon Appears on Fox News’ ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ To Discuss Google’s Influence on Elections

According to Dhillon:

It’s a campaign finance violation [a guy paid for his client’s girlfriend with private funds in the middle of campaign]. If anybody thinks that this is some sort of aberration, Google has been doing this and bragging about it internally even in the last election. I think your show has previously covered the fact that Google made what I think, in which the manager of Google gave a violent campaign contribution by turning out the vote in several states that were swing states for Hillary Clinton and specifically targeting Latino voters. People should be encouraged to do democratic activities like this on both sides and help with elections. But when a corporation does it with the corporate assets, it needs to be disclosed as a campaign finance violation. Here, you have an example of Maxine waters. We have 20 plus Democrats running for the democratic nomination and if Google decides to bump up the search engine results in a positive way for Beto O’rourke, in response to the democratic candidates for president 2020, and then bump down Gabbert or others for example, then that’s going to be a contribution to those candidates who will benefit from it and it will be a very valuable one.

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If it isn’t disclosed as such, that is fraud on our democracy. Then imagine what they are doing, this would be Donald Trump. They are doing it with the Republican where previously reported for search engine and Republican women and the California Republican Party and for various other Republicans. So we all think that every story is important to Google and what they do online, but this is a particularly shocking and alarming story that the members of the Congress, the senators and the White House need to see and wake up about this issue, because otherwise we aren’t talking about a democracy in the next two election cycles. We are talking about what it used to look like before we let big tech take over and control the outcome. We have seen Trump tweet about the issue last September 2018. He tweeted about the subject matter of today’s story from Breitbart. And people called him—a Conspiracy theorist, but that it isn’t true. And now we see the evidence that they are actually doing this manipulation. But these companies skillfully spread the money around, not just to the members of Congress but also to people working in the administration that are looking for their exit and thinking that they can work on the tech policy and make bunch of money advising Google on how to speak conservatives to conservatives. And that’s how it happens.


Harmeet Dhillon is a nationally recognized lawyer, trusted boardroom advisor, and passionate advocate for individual, corporate and institutional clients across numerous industries and walks of life. Her focus is in commercial litigation, employment law, First Amendment rights, and election law matters.
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