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Wisconsin voters approve constitutional amendment banning 'Zuckerbucks'

Private funding of elections has attracted considerable scrutiny from conservatives since the 2020 presidential contest.

Published: April 2, 2024 11:30pm

Wisconsin voters on Tuesday approved two constitutional amendments to tighten election integrity in the Badger State.

The first initiative would ban the private funding of elections while the second would restrict election administration to "only election officials designated by law," according to the New York Times.

Private funding of elections has attracted considerable scrutiny from conservatives since the 2020 presidential contest. Such donations earned the nickname "Zuckerbucks" in reference to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who made many such contributions in that cycle.

The Associated Press projected Question 1 to pass in a 53.9% to 46.1% margin as of 11:22 p.m. with 79% of precincts reporting.

Question 2 meanwhile, was projected to pass by a somewhat wide pr 57.8% to 42.2% margin as of 11:22 p.m., with 79% of precincts reporting.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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