(Alex Tien, Headline USA) Alabama has taken an important step in shoring up its election integrity by passing legislation that will bar local and state election officials from using private funding in election operations.
The bill outlaws a number of practices, mainly prohibiting election officials and their employees accepting money from private institutions, or for taking money to fund “election related expenses.”
The legislation defines “election-related expenses” as “payments, salaries, or bonuses for election officials, boards of registrars, and poll workers,” as well as expenses relating to “equipment, ballots, printing, mailing, or transportation,” and “signage of media production.”
Ivey was proud of the bill and what it will accomplish, stating that Alabama is “committed to ensuring the integrity of our election process remains second to none.”
Additionally, she added that “Big tech’s efforts to undermine the integrity of our elections has no place in our country, and I’m proud to have signed legislation that ensures Alabama’s election process remains air-tight.”
“But here in Alabama, we are making sure that never happens. We have not, and will not, send absentee ballots to everyone and their brother. We banned corrupt curbside voting, and our results will always be audited.”
In an interview with The Federalist, bill sponsor Wes Allen declared that the bill “gives notice to the world that our elections are not for sale.”
Alabama’s push for election integrity comes after the unprecedented amount of money that came from leftist advocacy groups during the 2020 election.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg donated over $400 million dollars to the Center for Technology and Civic Life. CTCL helped overhaul state elections in battleground states during the 2020 election, using what critics called Zuckerbucks to help swing outcomes to benefit Democrats.