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Are Members of the “Free File Alliance” – Intuit, the IRS, etc. – Cool with Having Anti-Immigrant, Anti-LGBT, etc. Tim Hugo (VA GOP Candidate for LG) As Its Leader?

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As you are probably aware, former Del. Tim Hugo (R) is running for the VA GOP’s Lt. Governor nomination. For more on Hugo, see Audio: Leading VA GOP Lt. Gov. Candidate Tim Hugo Wildly Fearmongers on “Defund the Police,” Immigrants and COVID, Crime, etc.; Falsely Claims Democrats a “Threat to All of Us”; Virginia GOP Lt. Gov. Candidate Tim Hugo “Honored,” “Excited” To Be Endorsed By Far-Right Culture Warrior Who Referred To “Ruth Traitor Ginsburg”; Said Gay Marriage Like “Counterfeit Money,” Will “Hurt Everyone”; etc.; As Virginia Republicans Lurch Ever Further to the Far Right, LG Candidate Tim Hugo (R) Endorsed By Viciously Anti-Immigrant, Extremist Ken Cuccinelli; etc.

Anyway, so Hugo just sent out a mailer, attacking one of his main rivals (Del. Glenn Davis) for the nomination, apparently because Davis participated in “Pridefest” with the Republican Party of Virginia Beach. Gross.

Interestingly, Hugo’s “day job” is as executive director of the “Free File Alliance,” an organization which describes itself as follows:

The Free File Alliance is a nonprofit coalition of industry-leading tax software companies partnered with the IRS to help millions of Americans prepare and e-file their federal tax returns for free. Free File is the fast, safe and free way to do your federal tax return online. Free File Alliance member companies provide brand name tax software options at no cost.

Free File serves 100 million American taxpayers.

Check out the members of the Free File Alliance, including Intuit and others:

So, the question is, are these companies – and the IRS, which has a “partnership” with Hugo’s group – cool with having someone who expresses noxious views (xenophobic, homophobic, you name it) such as Hugo’s, as head of its the “Free File Alliance?” If so, why?

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