87.9 F
College Station
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Don’t Mess with Texas Elections: Abbott Signs ‘Zuck Bucks’ Ban

Local News

College Station Bans Traditional Pet Shops

At Thursday's meeting, the College Station city council passed an ordinance that prohibits the sale of non-rescue dogs and cats in pet...

College Station to Vote on ROO in Special Meeting Today

The College Station City Council meets Monday at 4 p.m. at city hall to consider a Restricted Occupancy Overlay (ROO). The ordinance would allow single-family...

College Station Plans on Borrowing Additional $62 Million Without Taxpayer Vote

The College Station City Council voted to begin the process of issuing $62 million in certificates of obligations for capital projects. The...

Brazos Valley Hospitalizations Continue to Decline After Mask Order Rescinded

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-34 on March 2, 2021, and the order went into effect on March 10, 2021....

Texas is the latest state to enact a law prohibiting the use of private money to administer elections, keeping outside cash from influencing how future elections are run.

But a left-leaning foundation has already rushed $1 million to Harris County’s elections administrator before the new law takes effect.

The ban is considered a key election integrity reform, after millions in third-party funds from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (known as Zuck Bucks or Zuckerbucks) was funneled to select local election offices last fall as part of a Democrat-led “shadow campaign” to influence the presidential election.

The new phenomenon had an unprecedented impact on voting in 2020.

On Saturday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted he had just signed a law banning Zuckerbucks in Texas:

It bans private groups like the one supported by Zuckerberg from spending millions to administer elections like Zuckerberg & others did in Texas. That is a government function not to be messed with by election influencers.

I just signed a law banning “Zuckerbucks” in Texas.

It bans private groups like the one supported by Zuckerberg from spending millions to administer elections like Zuckerberg & others did in Texas.

That is a government function not to be messed with by election influencers.

— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 12, 2021

The new law, House Bill 2283 by State Rep. Phil King (R–Weatherford), prohibits county officials from accepting private third-party contributions of more than $1,000 for the purpose of administering elections, unless approved by the secretary of state, governor, lieutenant governor, and speaker of the house.

“The intent of the bill is to stop cash from coming in,” King said. “When money flows in from outside sources, it’s just rife for corruption from all sides.”

In 2020, county election administrators across Texas received over $36 million in outside

Continue reading on Texas Scorecard

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

State News

Biden Admin Sues Texas Over Executive Order Cracking Down on Transportation of Illegal Aliens

The Biden administration has filed a lawsuit against the State of Texas, after Gov. Greg Abbott released an executive order earlier this week prohibiting...

Austin Taxpayers Forced to Pay Left-Wing Consultants $10K/Day for Critical Race Theory Training

If it’s another week, it’s another boondoggle for the City of Austin, all paid for by citizens’ tax dollars. According to recent open records...

Abbott’s Latest Order Doesn’t Protect Long-Term Care Visitation Rights

Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest executive order leaves in place visitation restrictions for residents of long-term care facilities. Some facilities have even locked down again,...

The Liberty Café 44: Stupidity and Texas Republicans

Republicans have wasted a good portion of the 19 years they have been in charge of Texas government. On Episode 44 of the Liberty...

Fighting Honorably, In Context

As the saying goes, “Context is king.” Nowhere have I seen that so practically displayed as in Israel, where passages from the Bible spring...

Continue reading on Texas Scorecard