Wisconsin bans 'Zuckerbucks' election grants ahead of 2024 election

 April 7, 2024

President Joe Biden is already struggling in a number of key swing states ahead of the 2024 election, and his campaign just took another major hit. 

According to Fox News, Wisconsin voters just passed two constitutional amendments that effectively ban what's known as "Zuckerbucks" in the crucial swing state.

The term "Zuckerbucks" originated after the 2020 election when it was revealed that a liberal group called the Center for Tech and Civic Life sent millions in donations to various swing states.

That same year, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, had sent the liberal "voting access" group a staggering $300 million donation "to help election officials buy supplies and run elections at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic."

What happened?

Wisconsin became the 28th state to ban such funds, thanks to voters who approved two constitutional amendments pushed by state Republican lawmakers.

State GOP Chairman Brian Schimming released a statement celebrating the amendments, which will prevent out-of-state billionaires from influencing elections in any way, shape, or form in the state.

"Wisconsin has spoken and the message is clear: elections belong to voters, not out-of-state billionaires," Schimming's statement read.

Not surprisingly, Democrats in the state strongly opposed the amendments.

Fox News noted:

Democrats opposed both measures, arguing they would make it more difficult to conduct elections. They also raised concerns about how the broadly written election workers provision would be interpreted and implemented by local election officials, The Associated Press reported.

Major win

Other Republicans, like national chairman of the Election Transparency Initiative (ETI) and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli celebrated the voter-approved amendments.

"We’re pleased that voters acted resoundingly to ban Zuckerbucks after Governor Evers’ politically motivated vetoes," Cuccinellie said.

He added, "After all, one team doesn't pay the refs for the Final Four, so why should one side be allowed to pay the ‘refs’ in our elections? The Left funneled money through election offices for partisan voter turnout in 2020, but pretended to be unbiased and non-partisan."

With any luck, additional states will follow, especially as the 2024 election draw near.

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