Geee Posted March 18 Share Posted March 18 Daily Signal As the Georgia General Assembly advances a bill to further restrict private money from bankrolling elections—as occurred with Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg’s grants in the 2020 elections—congressional Republicans are reintroducing a similar measure. Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed a measure on March 8 to strengthen an existing ban on private dollars funding election administration in his state. In February, the Montana state Senate passed Senate Bill 117, but the measure is still pending in the House there. Lawmakers in North Carolina are also considering a ban in the form of Senate Bill 89. However, Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, vetoed a similar measure in the past. Meanwhile, back in Georgia, Senate Bill 222, sponsored by Republican state Sen. Max Burns, would close loopholes in existing laws banning private money, after DeKalb County found a legal means of getting $2 million in private funding for its elections office. The legislation cleared the state Senate earlier this month, and on Wednesday, it was approved by the Georgia House Governmental Affairs Committee. It appears poised to pass the Republican-controlled House and go to the desk of Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, for signing into law. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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