Soros Ploughs More Money into District Attorneys to Flip Races for Democrats
Billionaire's apparent growing influence on local law enforcement raises questions
Globalist megadonor George Soros has poured more money into local attorneys who, as a result, have won more elections this cycle.
The billionaire's apparent growing influence on local law enforcement has now raised questions.
For example, Soros recently donated $1.5 million to the California Justice and Safety PAC, which backed Democrat George Gascón of Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, Democratic district attorney-elect for Chatham County, Shalena Cook Jones, took at least $80,000 in advertising support from that same PAC, which helped her win her race, the Athens Banner-Herald reported.
Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner's won re-election after receiving $116,000 from Soros' PACs.
Gardner brought felony charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who brandished guns while confronting protesters at their home earlier this year.
Last year, the Justice and Public Safety PAC had fed progressive challengers almost $1 million in Arlington and Fairfax Counties' Democratic primaries for the prosecutor, according to The Washington Post.
Back in 2016, a Republican running for district attorney in Henry County, Georgia, lost the race after Soros Fund Management backed his opponent.
“After consulting with my family and trusted advisers, it has become clear that we will most likely not be successful against an unlimitedly financed opponent, and I refuse to put my family through what has transpired in other Soros-backed elections," attorney Matt McCord said at the time.
His opponent, Attorney Darius Pattillo, claimed that Soros hadn't donated directly to him or his campaign.
The nature of PACs means the influence on elections can be indirect.
Pattillo and Jones claimed the focus on Soros was a distraction.
"[B]y fanning the flames of George Soros and making them think there's a ghost behind the curtain, we are getting away from the principles of equality and justice for all, and that's the only thing I'm trying to offer these people," she said.
She added she had "done the hard work of raising money for my race. If they have invested that money in me, I didn't ask for it, and I don't know anything about it."
Dan Gainor, vice president at the conservative Media Research Center, said conservatives had been accused of turning Soros into a boogeyman.
"This has been a Soros-funded operation for several years designed to influence local legal systems around the country," he told Fox News.
Gainor highlighted a report from the Los Angeles Times that revealed Soros spending more than $16 million on county races outside California.
Soro's spending in California topped $2.7 million, according to the report.
Gainor also said that Soros paid the American Civil Liberties Union $50 million.
"Soros knows that district attorneys and states attorneys have incredible power," Gainor said.
In 2019, Neon Nettle reported Soros gave $408,000 to a super PAC for Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx - the prosecutor whose office dropped all felony charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly staging a hate crime against himself.
Prosecutors decided to drop all 16 felony charges against the left-wing Hollywood star.