The Arizona State Senate passed a bill on Tuesday prohibiting the private funding of election administration.
The Republican-controlled state senate passed HB 2569, a bill banning the private funding of election administration and management, in a straight party-line vote 16 to 14.
The bill, which passed the Republican-controlled Arizona House of Representatives last month in a 31 to 29 party-line vote, now goes to Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, for his signature to become law.
“HB 2569 is common sense legislation that will ensure Arizona’s elections are free from outside influence and that our voters can have confidence in the integrity of the process,” State Rep. Jake Hoffman (R-Queen Creek), who sponsored the bill in the House, told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview.
“Nearly half a billion dollars in private funding was spent by out of state Democrat billionaires to influence the administration of county and state elections