Honest Elections Project Action Reacts to States Banning Private Donations to Fund Election Expenses

Jason Snead, Executive Director of Honest Elections Project Action

“States across the nation including Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Nebraska, should be commended for taking action to ban ‘Zuck Bucks.’ Prohibiting state and local election officials from receiving and using donations from private individuals and nongovernmental groups, as these laws do, will help restore trust in our elections.
“Despite Zuckerberg’s recent pledge to end ‘Zuck Bucks,’ the effort to use private funding to influence elections lives on. Just days ago, one of the groups responsible for dolling out Zuck Bucks in 2020—the left-wing Center for Tech and Civic Life—announced a new $80 million program. Nobody should be able to manipulate the democratic process for partisan gain. I urge every state to pass laws banning this practice before the next election.”
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg funneled over $400 million through nonprofits including The Center for Tech and Civic Life and The Center for Election Innovation and Research to turn out votes primarily for one political party in 2020. The partisan distribution of these funds has cast a shadow over the election system and called into question the impartiality of election administration.
Go to Top