Statement on Bill Creating Fairness for Outside Election Funding for Election Administration

Madison...Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) issued the following statement on the passage of AB173, which prevents outside organizations from donating money directly to local governments for the administration of their elections.

“This is about fairness and transparency and outside groups shouldn’t get to provide funding only to areas that align with their politics. This bill levels the playing field so that all communities in Wisconsin get a per-capita share of donations.

“This goes both ways because a conservative group shouldn’t be able target highly conservative areas any more than Mark Zuckerberg’s group should be able to target highly liberal ones. The administration of our elections cannot simply go to whoever is donating the most money.”