Jason Snead, Executive Director of Honest Elections Project, released the following statement:

“Honest Elections Project applauds House Administration Committee Chairman Brian Steil for holding a hearing today calling attention to the private financing and the foreign funding of election administration. In 2020, the left-wing dark money Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), thanks to a nearly $500 million donation from Mark Zuckerberg, pumped hundreds of millions into election offices concentrated in heavily liberal areas, acting as a turnout operation for Democrats.

“This private funding of election administration, which has come to be known as giving ‘Zuck Bucks,’ has understandably eroded public trust in election outcomes. Private interests have no business influencing how elections are administered, or picking which election offices should receive extra funding. The good news is: many states across the country have banned this practice.

“The bad news is: CTCL has hatched a new plan to influence election administration by exploiting a loophole in laws meant to prevent outside influence on election administration through a new group called the U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence. Even worse, the funding for this initiative could be coming from left-wing foreign billionaire Hansjorg Wyss. States should continue their work to enhance voter confidence in election outcomes by banning the Alliance’s influence and also banning foreign contributions to election administration and ballot measures.”