Wis­con­sin vot­ers will decide on accept­ing pri­vate grant mon­ey to fund elec­tions after ‘Zucker­bucks’ scruti­ny

Wisconsin voters will decide on accepting private grant money to fund elections after ‘Zuckerbucks’ scrutiny

Wis­con­sin vot­ers will soon decide on whether pri­vate funds can be used to admin­is­ter elec­tions in the bat­tle­ground state.
Swing-state vot­ers will see two new ques­tions on the April 2 pri­ma­ry bal­lot, which, if approved, would be added to the state’s con­sti­tu­tion, the Asso­ci­at­ed Press report­ed. In addi­tion to vot­ers decid­ing whether accept­ing pri­vate dona­tions is uncon­sti­tu­tion­al, the oth­er ques­tion they will con­sid­er is whether only elec­tion offi­cials can per­form elec­tion duties. While the state already has a law detail­ing poll work­er require­ments, the amend­ment could enshrine it in the state con­sti­tu­tion, which would make it more chal­leng­ing to change the law.
Both amend­ments have been pro­posed by the Repub­li­can-con­trolled leg­is­la­ture, and they come in response to skep­ti­cism over a pri­vate grant donat­ed by Face­book founder Mark Zucker­berg to the Cen­ter for Tech and Civic Life, a lib­er­al group that then sent funds …