25 states move to ban 'Zuck bucks' from election donations


Twenty-five state legislatures have enacted legislation to restrict large infusions of private funding going into elections, according to think tank Capital Research Center (CRC).

CRC’s Scott Walters refers to these infusions as “Zuck bucks.”

“It takes its name from Mark Zuckerberg, the big tech billionaire. He and his wife have billions of dollars in a charity called the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and they instructed that charity to send about $400 million to two other charities. And then those two charities doled the money out to government election offices at the state and local levels in almost every state,” said Walters. “The fig leaf over this is that, well, we were just helping election offices run their elections. But there are multiple problems with that.”

Walters said the problem is the hyper-partisan charities the money was given to, and how the money was distributed.

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