Millions in cash contributions from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to local election administrators had an unprecedented influence on voting in 2020.
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This session’s top-priority election reform was slow-rolled by Republican lawmakers and finally killed by a Democrat maneuver.
One GOP-priority election bill has made it to the governor’s desk; a handful of others are close to the finish line, while Senate Bill 7 remains a wild card.
In 2020, millions in third-party cash called “ZuckBucks” went to local election administrators, most in Democrat-dominated counties.
In 2020, at least $36 million in “ZuckBucks” went to targeted local election administrators in Texas. Zuckerberg funneled $400 million to local election administrators nationwide.
Lawmakers have filed bills to prohibit private money from being injected into local government election offices.
“The most important thing you can do for election integrity is stop private funding of elections.”