Mississippi Protects Election Integrity by Blocking “Zuckbucks”

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves recently signed into legislation a law that bars election officials from receiving funds from entities outside of the government to assist with holding elections. The bill is aimed to correct the influence of billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg who poured millions of dollars into the state in an obvious attempt to influence its elections.

Mississippi is not stopping there. Its Secretary of State has embarked on a campaign to verify every voter on the rolls. It is initiatives like this, combined with legislation like the bill just signed by Governor Reeves, that will go a long way to repairing public trust.

Other states are on the path to institute similar laws to prevent Zuckerberg, or other billionaires, from doing the same thing. Legislation like this is an important first step. Only 20% of Americans are very confident in the integrity of elections. This could have dire consequences.

When the public loses faith that it is being governed by the people it chooses, the social contract breaks down. When the institutions attempt to hide data or ignore obvious irregularities, it further degrades public trust. There has been an intense focus nationwide on election integrity after the 2020 Presidential election and officials in many states have not helped to assuage the public’s concerns.

One strategy that is paying dividends for election integrity activists is getting people involved on the local level. Take the recent election in Virginia where Glenn Youngkin prevailed by a slim margin. Republicans filled poll watchers and volunteer positions to a 97% capacity, crushing the previous high of 40% participation. Teams of lawyers also descended on the state to make sure that procedures were followed to the letter.

Regardless of your take on what happened in 2020, and there clearly were “anomalies” no matter what the mainstream media says. It is this intense new focus that will help restore the public’s confidence in government.