“Georgia lawmakers add to the growing list of bans on outside election funding”

NPR reports on the latest measures

The real kicker is the last sentence, though: “Georgia lawmakers declined to add the $4 million to replace the [backup power supply] equipment and many of Raffensperger’s other requests in either budget approved this legislative session.”

As I’ve said repeatedly, relying on charity to fund elections should never be Plan A.  But desperately-needed funding has to come from somewhere.  Election spending is infrastructure.  And legislatures that cut off private support at the same time that they refuse to authorize public spending shouldn’t be surprised when the bridge they use to get to work is the bridge that gives out.   

Share this: