WASHINGTON – Heritage Action Executive Director Jessica Anderson and Honest Elections Project Action Executive Director Jason Snead released a joint statement calling for stronger state election integrity laws following reports of the Center for Civic Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) skirting Georgia laws to funnel $2 million into DeKalb County Board of Elections.
“States across the country have made great strides in promoting election integrity. But now, a new alliance of left-wing partisan organizations led by the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) is working to influence state election offices behind the scenes. The U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence, ‘Zuck Bucks 2.0,’ is pushing private dollars and partisan politics into local election offices, skewing them to the left. They are actively working across the country to evade state laws intended to protect elections from their corrosive influence.
CTCL’s latest target is Georgia, which just held a highly successful election thanks to a new voting law that made it easier to vote and harder to cheat. Voters turned out in record numbers and reported virtually no problems. Despite this, CTCL and the Alliance are pumping $2 million dollars in private grants into DeKalb County’s Board of Elections, circumventing a ban on private election funding. This is a clear ploy to evade the law. This conduct is unacceptable and needs to be met with a swift legislative response from the Georgia General Assembly.
Utah also has a ban on private election funding, yet the Alliance has added two Utah counties to its ranks, proving that all states need to be vigilant and continue taking steps to keep election offices neutral and nonpartisan. Protecting the integrity of our elections is one of the most important efforts for our republic. Heritage Action and Honest Elections Project Action will continue to advocate for election laws that protect against corrosive outside influences that damage the integrity of our elections.”