Billionaire couple uses dark money system to fund misinformation and election denial, grantees reveal

Richard “Dick” Uihlein and his wife Elizabeth “Liz” Uihlein are considered conservative megadonors, establishing a vast network of ‘dark money’ groups and conservative super PACs. (Getty Images – Design by Dylan Manshack/OpenSecrets)

As part of Open Secrets’ ongoing investigation into the money behind election misinformation, reporters Olivia Buckley and Anna Massoglia charted the financial web of billionaire shipping supply magnates Richard “Dick” Uihlein and his wife, Elizabeth “Liz” Uihlein. With support from the Fund, the reporters showed how the couple has linked up with “dark money” groups, conservative super PACs, activists spreading disproven theories about former President Donald Trump’s loss in the 2020 election and others to derail democracy.