Arizona pushes back in favor of honest elections | Beaufort County Now | North Carolina should follow suit

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This is a smart, short, simple and common sense approach to start a process of state-wide vote integrity. No more private sector cash allowed into the coffers of any state election official.  States fund the election, precincts manage the election, no outside financial influences allowed inside the election process; period.

ARIZONA – 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 at all levels of government — city, county and state — from receiving private funds to help pay for any aspect of election operations, including voter registration.

Republican Rep. Jake Hoffman, the bill’s sponsor, said it’s a matter of election integrity. That means keeping elections free of influence or interference, he said. (read more)

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