Pennsylvania bans Zuckbuck ahead of 2022 midterms

Pennsylvania has banned public officials from the use of Zuckbucks ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.

The new ruling ends the use of funds from nongovernmental sources ahead of the fall elections.

The legislation (SB 982) states that Pennsylvania’s public officials “may not solicit, apply for, enter into a contract for or receive or expend gifts, donations, grants or funding from any individual, business, organization, trust, foundation, or any nongovernmental entity for the registration of voters or the preparation, administration or conducting of an election in [the] Commonwealth.”

“We believe reform begins with prohibiting private groups from funding election administration. Voting is among our basic rights, and the responsibility for properly running and funding elections is vested in government,” state Sen. Lisa Baker told the Federalist.

“No matter who on the outside is contributing, no matter their expressed motivations, millions of dollars coming in from national figures or organizations naturally raises suspicions of hidden agendas,” she added.

Modern bribes

Public Interest Legal referred to Zuckbucks as “bribes to election officials.”

We applaud Pennsylvania for banning these funds and the private funding of elections” they shared on Twitter.

The move also hopes to provide stronger accountability and election integrity following concerns after the 2020 election.

The new moves make Pennsylvania the second state to enact such a law, leading the way in election integrity changes.

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