(Tony Sifert, Headline USA) In the aftermath of a 2020 election in which “Zuckbucks” flowed freely to Democrat organizations like the Center for Tech and Civic Life to help “fortify” Joe Biden’s election in battleground states like Wisconsin, 18 states have banned the use of private funding for election administration, according to an ongoing tally kept by the Capital Research Center.
“As of April 2022, 18 states have banned or restricted the use of private funds for election offices and 6 governors—all Democrats—have vetoed potential bans,” Capital Research reported.
Governors in Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia have signed bills prohibiting or regulating private funding of election administration.
Governors in Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin (twice) have vetoed similar legislation.
“Regardless of the source of additional funding for election administration, election administrators must always run elections according to state and federal law,” Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers wrote in his veto message.
The CRC also reported that legislatures in several states are currently considering similar bans.
Scott Walter, president of CRC, has been warning about organizations like the Center for Tech and Civic Life, which spent more than $6 million in Wisconsin alone, since at least August 2020.
Walter told Legal Newsline that the CTLC is really just “a bunch of Democratic operatives using donations from left-of-center groups to maximize the use of mail-in ballots — subject to rampant fraud — to steer the election Joe Biden’s way.”
“Can you imagine if the Charles Koch Foundation were to become involved with election officials,” Walter said. “It would be front page news in the New York Times.”
The New York Times proved him almost right on May 4, with a front page article pretending to be shocked by the $15 million that the “Silicon Valley venture capitalist” Peter Thiel “invested” in J.D. Vance’s campaign for Senate in Ohio.
“Mr. Thiel’s $15 million appears to be the most ever spent by an individual megadonor to elect a single Senate candidate,” the NYT reporters wrote.