It comes amidst an outbreak of voter fraud, the crime the Left says is a figment of conservatives’ imagination, in southern California. Investigative reporter David Goldstein of CBS2/KCAL9 in Los Angeles discovered official records showing votes have been cast in successive recent elections by 265 dead persons – 86 Republicans and 146 Democrats. Of the 215 dead voters from L.A. County, 212 remain registered and eligible to vote in this month’s primary elections in the Golden State.
“What it does is every single vote that’s cast by a dead voter actually cancels out a vote of a lawful voter cause if they voted for one candidate and you voted let’s say for another, your vote got canceled out,” said Ellen Swensen of civil rights group True the Vote.
Virginia is only one of Soros’s targets. He vowed last year to spend up to $5 million supporting lawsuits challenging voting laws in states like North Carolina, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Soros also bankrolled the now-defunct Secretary of State Project which aimed to install left-wingers who believe voter fraud is a myth as secretaries of state across the fruited plain so they could tilt the playing field in favor of Democrats. The 527 political committee that could accept unlimited financial contributions paved the way for Al Franken’s 2008 theft of a U.S. Senate seat by installing ACORN-endorsed community organizer Mark Ritchie as Minnesota secretary of state. A study by Minnesota Majority stated that illegal voting by felons may have put Franken over the top.
Soros, himself a convicted felon, is a longtime funder of soft-on-voter-fraud and pro-felon re-enfranchisement groups, according to IRS filings.
Through his philanthropies Open Society Institute and Foundation to Promote Open Society, Soros has donated to the ACLU Foundation ($4 million since 1999), Advancement Project ($8.6 million since 2000), Center for American Progress ($10.1 million since 2007), Center for Constitutional Rights ($1.5 million since 1999), Demos ($5.5 million since 2001), Institute for Policy Studies ($800,000 since 2002), Electronic Privacy Information Center ($470,000 since 2000), Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law ($4.4 million since 1999), League of Women Voters Education Fund ($2.5 million since 1999), NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund ($2.8 million since 2004), People for the American Way ($6.2 million since 1999), Progressive States Network ($1.4 million since 2006), Project Vote ($1.6 million since 2007), Sentencing Project ($4.2 million since 1999), and the Tides Foundation and Tides Center ($56.7 million since 1999).
Laughably, the former Democratic National Committee chairman claims that parachuting 206,000 felons onto voter rolls months before a critical presidential election isn't a ploy to help Democrats. “Too often in both our distant and recent history, politicians have used their authority to restrict peoples’ ability to participate in our democracy," McAuliffe said, implying that letting murderers and child molesters vote is somehow good for society.