PILF Client Takes Action to Ensure Palm Beach County Returns $1.3 Million Unspent Zuckbucks

Following the passage of Senate Bill 90, private funds are prohibited from use in the administration of the sunshine state’s elections

(West Palm Beach, FL) – May 26, 2021: Today, the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), on behalf of its client, filed a request for Writ of Mandamus directing the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections, Wendy Link to return the over $1.3 million remaining from the over 6 million dollars that it received from the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL). Following the signing of Senate Bill 90, Zuckbucks and other private funds are prohibited from use in the administering of elections in Florida.

Last week, PILF wrote on behalf of its client, to the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections demanding the county disgorge CTCL funds or Zuckbucks by midnight on Thursday. The full letter can be read here. One week has passed and the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections, Wendy Link has yet to acknowledge the letter and given no indication that they will return the remaining Zuckbucks to CTCL.

“Palm Beach County must give these funds back to the CTCL,” said PILF President J. Christian Adams. “We notified the County Supervisor of Elections that these funds needed to be returned. We are taking action to ensure that these unspent funds are returned to the CTCL and not used to influence the 2022 elections. Palm Beach County must follow the law.”

Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is a 501(c)(3) is the nation’s only public interest law firm dedicated wholly to election integrity. The Foundation exists to assist states and others to aid the cause of election integrity and fight against lawlessness in American elections. Drawing on numerous experts in the field, PILF seeks to protect the right to vote and preserve the Constitutional framework of American elections. PILF has brought lawsuits and won victories in Texas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and across the United States.

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