Kansans for Secure Elections


Election Reform Advocacy Group

Project of:

Sixteen Thirty Fund

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Kansans for Secure Elections is an election policy advocacy organization under the umbrella of the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a 501(c)(4) funding and fiscal sponsorship organization managed by the Washington, D.C.-based consultancy Arabella Advisors. 1 Critics have called the Arabella network of which Kansans for Secure Elections is a part a “half-billion dollar ‘dark money’ network.” 2

There is no publicly available information online about the group outside of an official list of Sixteen Thirty Fund-sponsored groups and a Facebook page. The Facebook page has two posts from March 28, 2018. 3

Kansans for Secure Elections is one of many pop-up “Astroturf” groups created by Arabella Advisors’ fiscal sponsorship entities. Advisors is a dark-money group funded by left-of-center millionaires and billionaires who desire to influence American public policy and social culture. Arabella received $1.6 billion between 2013 and 2017 and used it to fund Sixteen Thirty Fund and other groups. 4 Arabella Advisors was one of many left-leaning dark-money groups which quietly influenced the 2018 elections and provided more money to election-related efforts than Republican or conservative-focused advocacy groups. 5


  1. Open Corporates, Sixteen Thirty Fund profile, Accessed November 5, 2019.
  2. Hayden Ludwig. “Big Money in Dark Shadows: Arabella Advisors’ Half-billion-dollar ‘Dark Money’ Network.” Capital Research Center. Published April 2019. Accessed November 9, 2019.
  3. Facebook, Kansans for Secure Elections profile page, Accessed November 5, 2019.
  4. Hayden Ludwig, “Big money in dark shadows,” April 17, 2019. Accessed November 5, 2019.
  5. Susan Crabtree, “Dems’ ‘dark money’ disconnect: Groups mum on disclosure,” May 8, 2019. Accessed November 5, 2019.
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