Private Donations Helped Pay For 2020 Elections. Arizona Republicans Say No More

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, donated more than $400 million to nonprofits that in turn distributed grants last year to state and local election officials. Ian Tuttle/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize

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In 2020, private grants, largely funded by donations from Facebook’s founder, helped pay for elections across the country.

Now Republican lawmakers in Arizona and other states are voting to prohibit election workers from ever accepting such funds again.

The Arizona House approved HB 2569 last week in a party-line vote. The legislation would ban election officials

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