How and Why George Soros is Supporting the Democrats

George Soros and some of the backers of Hillary Clinton met in Washington to discuss the way forward concerning US elections and to plot a plan of how they would stop Trump. The meeting happened in November. It lasted for three days and was funded by the Democracy Alliance Donor Club on nytimes.com. The club was started by Soros, the late Peter Lewis, and other rich donors of the Democratic Party in 2004. Speakers at the meeting included Senator Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi, Keith Ellison, and the leaders of various liberal groups. Agendas that were discussed include the way forward for the next election and how they would stop Trump’s 100-day plan that would be offensive against Obama’s achievements.

The Democracy Alliance club was started to fund groups and think tanks that would develop policies for the party and come up with strategies for defending them from the GOP. It now consists of more than a hundred members who are required to contribute more than two hundred thousand dollars. The members also contribute a certain amount to pay the staff and to cover meeting expenses at http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2014/11/20/wake-up-europe/. Its members include individuals, major unions, and liberal groups. The club contributed around half a billion dollars to the party and the groups that are affiliated with it including Media Matters and the Centre for American Progress.

Most of the agendas that were to be discussed got scrapped because they were planned in preparation for a Hillary Clinton victory. George Soros has expressed the importance of stopping Trump and his policies. He led a talk that was held on the second day of the conference. Soros gave more than $20 million to Clinton and other candidates running on the Democratic ticket in this year’s elections. He has been a supporter of Clinton and believed that she was best suited to be president.

Soros had been silent for some years but returned to the political funding scene to help where he could during this election. He said that the political stakes were too high this time and he wanted to get involved. Soros donated $7 million to Priorities USA (a PAC that supported Clinton) and $2 million to a research super PAC. He committed $5 million to Immigrant Voters Win that was working to increase the turnout of minority voters. He has given a considerable amount to other PACs such as Senate Majority, Planned Parenthood Votes, and America Votes.

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