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Victory for Election Integrity: Appellate Court Sides with Attorney General Jeff Landry

Three-Judge Panel Reverses and Remands "Zuckerbucks" Case

BATON ROUGE, LA – In a major win for election integrity, a Louisiana Court of Appeal has sided with Attorney General Jeff Landry in his lawsuit against the Mark Zuckerberg-funded Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) over private funding of elections.

After a district judge dismissed the suit over CTCL violating state law by trying to inject private funds into our election system during the 2020 presidential election cycle, a three-judge panel at the Third Circuit yesterday reversed that decision and remanded the case back to the trial court.

“Our law is clear: no individual, including Mark Zuckerberg, should supersede the people's elected representatives,” said Attorney General Landry. “Our elections should never be for sale; private money should not fund our elections.”

The appellate court agreed with Attorney General Landry that the trial court's conclusion was “legally incorrect” – ruling that Attorney General Landry “has stated a cause of action to protect an interest of the state by preventing the funding of elections with private money.”

“I applaud the great work done by my Assistant Attorneys General Jeffrey Wale, Carey Jones, Jeddie Smith, and Ryan Montegut,” continued Attorney General Landry. “My office and I will continue to defend Louisiana's election system against improper influence.”