Why turn away free money? The Wisconsin Legislature is proposing making it illegal for the state to accept outside money to administer elections. Because what they are proposing is a constitutional amendment, a statewide referendum would have to be approved by voters. This is in response to money sent to Wisconsin and other states in 2020, much of it from groups associated with Facebook founder mark Zuckerberg. But why shouldn’t Wisconsin accept money for running elections? Keep in mind this happened during the pandemic, and much of the money was used to help make voting safer by purchasing things such as PPE’s, and to inform voters of new rules at the polls. If Wisconsin hadn’t accepted the money, it would have come from taxpayers. Critics point out that the money was sent mainly to democratic cities, like Milwaukee and Madison. But that is where the biggest populations are, so more people could be reached. And not a single penny of those Zuckerbucks changed in any way the outcome of the election, or told people how they should vote. It seems dumb to turn down free money just because you don’t like where it came from. If we can’t take Zuckerberg’s money, maybe we should start a go-fund me campaign to help cover the costs of elections. There have been crazier ideas that people have thrown money at.