States Begin Banning Private and Foreign Funding of Election Procedures

At least two states have begun implementing laws to ban the use of private or foreign funds to finance election procedures, a step towards combating the kind of voter fraud and election manipulation that took place in 2020.

As reported by Just The News, the states of Indiana and Arizona have either passed or are currently attempting to pass laws that will crack down on the use of such funding for elections, which has come to be known as “Zuckerbucks,” named after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after he spent millions to influence election processes in multiple key swing states in 2020. Zuckerberg noticeably spent significantly more money in heavily Democratic areas rather than Republican areas, leading to accusations of artificially boosting turnout in areas favorable to Joe Biden while ignoring areas that would be favorable to President Donald Trump.

On Monday, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb (R-Ind.) signed into law House Bill 1264, which “provides that a political subdivision that conducts or administers an election may not join the membership of, or participate in a program offered by, a person who has directly financed certain elections activities.”

Also on Monday, the Arizona State Senate passed Senate Bill 1374, which “requires a person to provide certification that the person is not the knowing recipient of foreign donations before entering into any agreement with a government entity to provide goods or services relating to elections administration.” The bill now goes to the Arizona State House, and must then be signed into law by Governor Katie Hobbs (D-Ariz.), who is widely believed to have ascended to the governorship due to voter fraud in the 2022 election.

In two other states, multiple counties have withdrawn from a nationwide project that sought to increase private funding for elections. Two counties in Utah and two counties in North Carolina pulled out of the U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence, which is being administered by the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL). The project currently boasts the membership of 11 cities and counties across eight different states.

The stated goal of the CTCL is to spend at least $80 million over the course of the next five years, in order to “envision, support, and celebrate excellence in U.S. election administration.” The bills in Indiana and Arizona are in direct response to the rising influence of CTCL.

CTCL also received millions in foreign funding, raising further concerns about foreign interference in American elections. In 2020, CTCL received over $25 million from the New Venture Fund, a project of the left-w

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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