In April 2021, emails released by Wisconsin Spotlight revealed an outside group, the Chicago-based Center for Tech and Civic Life, and its partner activists handed out more than $8 million in “election safety and security” grants to major Democrat cities of Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, and Racine. The bulk of that—$6.3 million—was distributed as part of a contract between the center and each city.
Since that time mayors from at least two of these cities refuse to sit down with Wisconsin Elections Investigator retired Justice Michael Gableman. Last month Gableman filed suit in Waukesha, Wisconsin to jail the Democratic mayors until they sit for a deposition.
Now Wisconsin Republicans are proposing legislation to make it unconstitutional to accept private grant money for administering elections. This is very bad news for Democrats.
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FOX11 Online reported:
Wisconsin Republicans are proposing to make it unconstitutional to accept private grant money to help administer elections.
Three Republican state lawmakers on Wednesday proposed the ban as an amendment to the state constitution, which could be put in front of voters to consider as soon as next year.
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers would not be able to stop the amendment, which has to pass two consecutive sessions of the Legislature and a vote of the people.
The amendment addresses a Republican complaint about grant money that came to Wisconsin in 2020 from the Mark Zuckerberg-funded Center for Tech and Civic Life.