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Michigan County Bans Private Election Funding

The state of Michigan passed a law this week banning private funding of elections for the first time in Livingston County.

In response, good-government advocates became incensed that a Mark Zuckerberg-backed activist group, the left-wing Center for Technology and Civic Life, poured millions of dollars into election offices in Michigan Democratic strongholds in an apparent effort to boost turnout for that party in 2020.

In an attempt to influence the 2020 election, critics say Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder and Democrat activist, gave the cash to his wife Priscilla Chan.

The commission’s vote pushes Michigan closer toward a national movement to banish “dark money,” or political spending meant to influence voters, where the donor is not disclosed, and the source of the money is unknown, he said.

18 June 2022


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