Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced there will be no massive infusion of donations from him and his wife to state and local elections offices prior to the 2022 Midterm elections.
That decision follows a great deal of controversy over hundreds of millions of dollars Zuckerberg and his wife gave just prior to the 2020 presidential election.
The couple said the money, distributed to governments through two nonprofits, was to help make sure there were more safe ways for people to vote during the Covid restrictions.
Critics say the money was used for measures that benefitted Democrats and made it easier to commit fraud. They claim it influenced the outcome of the 2020 race.
More than a dozen states have since passed laws banning elections offices from accepting donations from private corporations or nonprofits. Mississippi is the latest state to enact a ban.
The primary nonprofit that distributed Zuck Bucks, the Center for Technology and Civil Life, has announced a separate $80 million effort it says will help state and local election offices.