by WorldTribune Staff, August 24, 2016
Leftist billionaire George Soros plans to add 10 million voters “by lowering barriers to voter registration,” according to leaked documents.
“A 220-page guide detailing the plan was among more than 2,500 hacked Soros documents released by DC Leaks, which publishes documents from influential officials around the world,” the Washington Free Beacon reported on Aug. 23. “The plan to grow the electorate by millions of voters was discussed during a May 2014 board meeting of the Open Society Foundations, a liberal grant-making group founded by Soros.”
The documents released by DC Leaks include a list of goals to “advance electoral reform” and “combat suppression.”
“The following four goals form the scaffolding of U.S. Programs’ work,” the guide states. “1. An American democracy strengthened through increased meaningful participation, inclusive practice, and accountability.” The third strategic goal expands upon this, calling for “full political, economic, and civic participation of immigrants and communities of color by dismantling the barriers and strengthening the conduits to opportunity.”
Expanding the U.S. electorate by “at least 10 million voters” would be accomplished “by lowering barriers to voter registration through the various forms of modernization and increased ballot access while sustaining and expanding the franchise by establishing strong protections against vote suppression, denial and dilution.”
J. Christian Adams, president of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, a nonprofit law firm that litigates to defend election integrity, said that Soros is going to great extremes to transform American elections.
“George Soros is involved in every aspect of manipulating the rules of American elections,” Adams told the Free Beacon. “From funding … efforts to centralize election administration, to fueling litigation that attacks election integrity laws, to fanning the flames of racial agitation and polarization, Soros dollars are doing all they can to fundamentally transform American elections.”
According to the report, Soros “has quietly funded efforts to battle voter identification laws and target Democratic-trending voters for registration.”
Soros has funded challenges to voter ID laws in Ohio, Wisconsin and Virginia.
“We hope to see these unfair laws, which often disproportionately affect the most vulnerable in our society, repealed,” Soros said about the campaign in 2015. He vowed to spend at least $5 million on the effort.
According to the report, Soros also donated $3 million to the Immigrant Voters Win PAC, which was established to fund the Families Fight Back campaign, which “aims to register 400,000 Hispanic voters in swing states before the November elections.”