REPORT: The Final Frontier: Zuckbucks in Montana

Published On: August 03rd, 2022

Election Officials are addicted to the easy money and in Montana successfully stopped legislation that would ban private funding of elections.

(Alexandria, VA.) – August 3, 2022: Today, the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) released a report detailing the lasting influence of the $1.7 million given to Montana election  officials by the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) and the election officials addiction to these funds.

Millions of dollars from private groups, like CTCL, are pouring into election offices in an attempt to influence the election process. The report contains Montana election officials’ emails communicating with each other about Zuckbucks and how it was the easiest money they ever asked for.

Additionally, the report illustrates election officials’ addiction to this money. It has emails from the same election officials discussing a bill in Montana that would ban Zuckbucks and any other private funds. Emails reveal that many of the officials opposed the bill and argued the benefits they received from the private funds.

“It is deeply troubling how addicted election officials are to this Zuckerberg money,” said PILF President J. Christian Adams. “An important bill banning the private funding of elections failed to pass in large part because of these officials’ opposition to the bill. Montanans’ election process is still up for sale to the highest bidder.”

Read the full report here.

Public Interest Legal Foundation