Jason Snead, Executive Director of Honest Elections Project Action, released the following statement:
“Honest Elections Project Action condemns the Brunswick County Board of Elections for ignoring a unanimous vote of the Brunswick Board of Commissioners calling on the Board of Elections to withdraw from the left-wing U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence. The U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence is an $80 million ‘dark money’ coalition led by the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) that is attempting to influence election administration across the country. Election administration should be accountable to the public. The Board’s decision to put the interests of a private, partisan organization ahead of the wishes of the community it serves is a stark example of the Alliance’s corrosive influence.
“Communities across the country are rejecting Alliance membership. Greenwich, Connecticut voted to deny their election officials membership. Ottawa County, Michigan withdrew because private election funding jeopardizes public trust in the democratic process. DeKalb County, GA is currently under investigation for working with the Alliance to accept $2 million in private election grants from CTCL in violation of Georgia law.
“Private funding has no place in our elections. Election administration should always be neutral, nonpartisan, and accountable to the people, not to ideologically-motivated special interests seeking to skew elections for partisan gain.”