Rep. Kelly, Members of the House Election Integrity Caucus Unveil Legislation to Keep Big Tech from Thumbing the Scales in U.S. Elections

Jul 1, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) joined members of the House Election Integrity Caucus to announce the introduction the End Zuckerbucks Act, a bill that would ban 501(c)3 organizations from donating to official government elections administrators.

Kelly, alongside Representatives Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.), Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), Dan Bishop (R- N.C.), Ralph Norman (R-S.C.), Barry Moore (R-Ala.), and Glenn Grothman (R-Wis.), held a press conference this morning in the House Triangle to talk about the bill and why it's crucial to improve the integrity of our elections.

Watch Rep. Kelly's Remarks at the Press Conference

Key Excerpts

"It's not debatable that the American people have lost confidence in the way we elect people. What is debatable, is what are we going to do about it?"

"I don't care if you're Republican, a Democrat, an independent, a libertarian. That's not the issue. The issue is the faith and trust and confidence you have in the way we elect people. If we lose that, then we've lost everything."

"It's not about a party. It's about a process."

"People are questioning for the right reasons why this happened and why nobody's done anything about it going forward."

"No president, no party, should ever go through what this country went through and what all our candidates went through last November third."

Background

During the 2020 election, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave $350 million in grants to local boards of elections in 49 states through the left leaning nonprofit organization Center for Tech and Civic Life, 92% of which went to elections boards in areas that lean heavily toward Democrats. The stated purpose of the donations was to help create COVID-safe voting sites, but much of the funding was instead used to increase turnout in these liberal precincts. The purpose of the End Zuckerbucks Act is to prevent Big Tech from putting its thumb on the scales of future U.S. elections.

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