Democrats in Virginia want to repeal the state’s ban on private funding for elections in an attempt to flood the zone with controversial “Zuckbucks,” reports the Federalist.
In the spring of 2022, both Republicans and Democrats in Virginia placed a ban on private funding for elections amid public concerns over election integrity following the 2020 election, which some say may have been tainted by voter fraud and irregularities due to an influx of mail-in votes and billionaire influence.
Virginia’s election security bill, SB 80, and others like it in 23 separate states, was specifically intended to prevent billionaire Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) from spending hundreds of millions of dollars on mostly Democratic elections offices throughout America.
Democrats in Virginia’s State Senate are now attempting to repeal the “Zuckbucks” ban through SB 1180, introduced by State Senator Adam Ebbin (D-Arlington) on January 10.
The bill was most recently snubbed out of the state’s Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections and is now expected to pass in the Senate, as Democrats have a majority.
The attempt at repealing the ban came after Zuckerberg’s CTCL created the U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence, an $80 million consortium of liberal political activists, consultants, and strategy groups just two months after Virginia lawmakers banned Zuckbucks last year.
Two members of the group “reportedly represent the $1.6 billion Arabella Advisors ‘dark money’ network, the most powerful liberal lobbying force in Washington, D.C.”
CTCL previously stated that they would not provide private funding, but merely “training” for election administrators, only to dish out hundreds of thousands of dollars in reportedly unrestricted grants to persuade county elections officials to join the alliance.
The Federalist reported that secret documents sourced from Zuckerberg’s CTCL show that the organization launched “scholarship” programs that would cover alliance membership fees and award “credits” to counties, who could then purchase services from liberal partners of the alliance who seek to “expand vote-by-mail, roll back voter ID laws, and implement the left’s raft of extreme election ‘reforms.'”
According to the report, Virginia’s SB 1180 contains an Alliance for Election Excellence carveout that allows for “the acceptance of technical assistance, research, or subject matter expertise regarding election law, policies, and administration by any state or local elections officials[.]”