GOP Governor Bans Private Donations for Election Processes

GOP Governor Bans Private Donations for Election Processes

(TargetLiberty.org) – Before last year’s presidential election, liberal billionaire Mark Zuckerberg managed to donate more than $300 million to fund election offices across the US. While there’s no evidence this money influenced the results, Arizona’s governor believes the state needs to protect the electoral process from private donations. Now, he’s passed a law to ensure that.

On April 9, Governor Doug Ducey (R) signed a new law banning the use of private donations to finance state and local election offices. Highlighting the widespread doubts about the integrity of November’s election, Ducey said the process needs to be “pristine and above reproach – and the sole purview of government.”

The Arizona legislature passed the election funding bill after a disappointingly partisan vote. Democrats claimed they opposed the ban because the state electoral system is so badly underfunded it needs private donations. However, it’s not clear if they’d be so happy with the donations if the money came from a conservative billionaire.

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