Sunday, March 6, 2022

More Interesting Stuff From the Wisconsin Special Counsel Report


The Center for Tech and Civic Life’s $8,800,000 Zuckerberg Plan Grant with the Cities of Milwaukee, Madison, Racine, Kenosha and Green Bay (the Zuckerberg 5) Facially Violates Wisconsin Law Prohibiting Election Bribery. 

The Cities of Milwaukee, Madison, Racine, Kenosha and Green Bay entered into an agreement with Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL). In the agreement, the Cities took CTCL’s money to facilitate in-person and absentee voting within their respective city. The agreement documents included the Wisconsin Safe Voting Plan (WSVP), the CTCL worksheets and the CTCL acceptance letters, which were conditioned on the Cities spending CTCL’s transferred money in accordance with the WSVP. These documents are in the accompanying appendix: App. 7-27 (WSVP); App. 513-519, (CTCL worksheet blank form), 520-537 (Green Bay worksheet), 538-551 (Kenosha worksheet), 552-563 (Madison worksheet), 564-575 (Milwaukee worksheet), 576-587 (Racine worksheet); 588- 601 (CTCL grant application acceptance letters for Milwaukee, Madison, Kenosha, Green Bay and Racine). 

Any Agreement Where a City’s Election Officials Receive CTCL or Other’s Private Money to Facilitate In-Person and Absentee Voting Within a City Facially Violates Wis. Stat. § 12.11’s Prohibition on Election Bribery Under Wis. Stat. § 12.11. 

The CTCL agreement facially violates the election bribery prohibition of Wis. Stat. § 12.11 because the participating cities and public officials received private money to facilitate in-person or absentee voting within such a city. Any similar agreements in the 2022 and 2024 election cycle would also be prohibited election bribery. 


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