Elections, Government, Politics

Gov. Kemp Strikes Back! Bans Dark Money from Georgia Elections

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill on Wednesday prohibiting local election offices from accepting and using private funds to conduct elections.

SB 222 stipulates that all “costs and expenses related to conducting primaries, elections, runoffs, or other undertakings authorized or required by [state law] shall be paid from lawfully appropriated public funds.”

“[N]o county or municipal government, government employee, or election official shall solicit, take, or otherwise accept from any person a contribution, donation, service, or anything else of value for the purpose of conducting primaries or elections or in support of performing his or her duties under this chapter,” the measure reads. The bill passed the state Senate (32-21) and House of Representatives (100-69) in March. Read more…

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