This article is from LA Progressive:
After local election officials from more than 1,100 jurisdictions in 40-plus states applied for private grants to better run the presidential elections, a conservative public interest law firm has sued three swing states to block officials from using those funds, stating in their briefs that “they do not want progressive candidates to win.”
In addition to alleging that county and local governments in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Minnesota lacked the authority to take the money from the Chicago-based Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), the lawsuits from the Thomas More Society, the socially conservative firm, are claiming that the grants have a partisan benefit of favoring “progressive” candidates because some recipients included metro counties—which tend to be blue epicenters.
“To be sure, CTCL is free to directly spend its $250 million private federal election grant fund to get out the vote in Pennsylvania; but, federal election law leaves discretion to the ‘states,’ not the counties and cities, on how to implement federal elections,” the group’s Pennsylvania lawsuit said. “The plaintiffs are injured by CTCL’s private federal election grants because they are targeted to counties and cities with progressive voting patterns.”
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