States Fighting Back on Big Tech Takeover

States Fighting Back on Big Tech Takeover

( – The debate regarding the legitimacy of the 2020 elections continues to rage. The legislatures of 47 states are working on passing new election laws to prevent voter fraud problems and ballot miscounts in future elections. Several states are also considering new legislation aimed at possible tampering at the hands of big tech.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, channeled roughly $350 million into the hands of local election offices last year. Mainstream media outlets boasted that the Zuckerbergs’ money saved the 2020 elections, but several state legislatures think differently and are pursuing laws to end that practice.

Arizona and Georgia’s legislature recently passed laws prohibiting election officials from receiving funds from private individuals and charities. Similar bills are currently sitting on the desks of the governors of Kansas and Idaho, awaiting their signatures. Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Arkansas legislators have passed bills restricting the use of private funds for election in at least one legislative chamber.

The use of private funds undermines the confidence in elections, particularly when the individuals handing out the cash run big tech companies like Facebook.

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