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On April 2, Voters Have a Chance to Delete Zuckerbucks for Good


On April 2, Wisconsin voters have the opportunity to put an end to billionaires trying to buy election offices at the ballot box.

By voting “YES” on both Question 1 and Question 2—the two election-related questions on the April ballot—voters can permanently stop this corrupt and anti-democratic scheme, send tech activists and their money back to San Francisco, and put Zuckerbucks in the trash can where it belongs.

Voting Yes on Question 1 will ban the use of private funds in our elections, such as the $10 million-plus that Mark Zuckerberg used in Wisconsin to impact the outcome of the 2020 election. Voting Yes on Question 2 will ban the deployment of privately funded election “staffing help,” such as the Green Bay election staff scandal from 2020.

Anyone who remembers the “Democracy in the Park” scandal in downtown Madison, or raised questions about the legitimacy of unmanned vote dropboxes and ballot harvest vans can understand the damage that unlimited outside cash can do to our elections.

Other states have already ended this practice—27 states have fully banned Zuckerbucks in all future elections, many through bipartisan agreements.

In 2020, Zuckerbucks was a massive, nationwide scandal that seeded more than $400 million to local election offices throughout the country during the height of COVID. Of course, that money was NOT invested equally in blue and red areas. Instead, it was used as a massive “get out the vote” effort to mobilize voters in Democratic strongholds. They even staffed local election offices with extreme political operatives.

Again, outside money from California billionaires Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan trespassed into local election offices and was used to affect our statewide vote.

In 2020, more than $10 million in grants from Zuckerberg and Chan’s Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) went to Wisconsin cities including Racine, Green Bay, and Madison. In Racine, $1.7 million was awarded—an amount more than four times the city’s entire election budget of $409,000. That was a grant of between $30 and $48 per voter. Racine used the money for “voter education” and “a large voter campaign outreach program,” and even the purchase of a “voting van” that was deployed to Democratic areas—something a court ruling struck down as illegal.

Green Bay received more than $1 million in grants, with Zuckerbucks-funded staffers deployed to collect absentee ballots, supervise the vote count, and even access the voting machines prior to Election Day.

In 2024, liberal Madison is scheduled to receive $1.5 million before the 2024 election. Where and how are they going to use this massive cash infusion this time?

Remember, the stakes are particularly high in 2024. Wisconsin is once again going to be a key battleground state that decides the outcome of this election—and the keys to the White House. President Trump is likely going to be on the ballot, as well as competitive races elections up and down the ticket.

At the state level, new legislative maps are going to be in effect for the very first time, adding confusion and uncertainty to both the Election Day operations and the outcome.

Here in Wisconsin, Governor Evers vetoed a similar effort passed by the Legislature. So it’s up to Wisconsin voters on April 2nd instead.

It’s bad enough that the extreme liberals in Madison have so much power over our state. Don’t let the San Francisco billionaires fund them, join them, and decide the outcome of our elections.

Use your vote and your voice on April 2nd to make a real impact to clean up our elections.

Vote YES on Question 1 to ban the use of private funds like Zuckerbucks in our elections, then vote YES again on Question 2 to ban the deployment of liberal staffers to “assist” in our local elections.

Your vote can ban outside funding of our elections, send the billionaires back to San Francisco, and press “delete” on Zuckerbucks—for good.

Sam Rogers
Sam Rogers is a U.S. Army Veteran, small business owner, and public policy advocate. He lives in Waukesha County with his wife and four children. Sam is the State Government Affairs Diretor for the Foundation for Government Accountability. He is the former Public Affairs Director for Americans for Prosperity - Wisconsin.

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