Alexander Soros, the son of globalist billionaire George Soros, has given nearly $3 million to Democratic committees this election cycle for the midterm elections, Federal Election Commission filings show.
Alex acts as the deputy chair of the Open Society Foundations, his father’s nonprofit that disburses large sums of cash to Democrat-Communist organizations and causes, and has followed in his father’s footsteps in recent years by becoming a major liberal donor.
Alex’s largest donation this cycle was for $2 million to the Senate Majority PAC (SMP), a committee launched by former staffers of retired Nevada senator Harry Reid that is dedicated to electing and keeping Democrats in the Senate.
SMP reports nearly $80 million in contributions this cycle, and Alex’s $2 million donation makes him one of the top donors to the PAC, its filings show. The group has already dished out more than $30 million in independent expenditures this cycle backing Democrats.
Alex added $33,900 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s coffers. Another $101,700 was given to the committee’s headquarters account while $101,700 went to the committee’s recount account.
Alex supplied a maxed-out contribution of $33,900 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee with $101,700 going to both its headquarters and recount accounts.
In addition to the DCCC and DSCC, $33,900 was provided to the DNC with $101,700 going to its headquarters account.
Citizens for a Better Illinois, a super PAC established earlier this year to support Democrat Marie Newman in Illinois’s 3rd congressional district during the Democratic primaries, received $35,000 from Alex. Newman was ultimately edged by incumbent Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinkski.
Soros additionally gave to dozens of Democratic Senate and House candidates for the midterms including maxed out contributions to the likes of Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren, Arizona Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema, Montana senator Jon Tester, Missouri senator Claire McCaskill, Florida senator Bill Nelson, and Nevada senator Jacky Rosen.
In the past, Soros has cozied up with Democratic leadership and posted pictures of himself drinking with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), the Daily Caller reported last year.
“Always great to catch up with senator @chuckschumer who has seized the moment as the head of the #democrats in the #senate and masterfully helped preserve the assault on our nations values and #democracy! Thank you Chuck! #chuckschumer #legend #opposition #dumptrump,” Soros wrote on Instagram.
Soros put a total of $2,775,364.27 into backing Democrats this cycle and did not respond to requests for comment on the contributions.
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Meanwhile, Left-wing nonprofit groups that orchestrated disruptions during Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings likely violated IRS rules, which can result in their loss of tax-exempt status, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
TheDCNF listened in on a conference call Monday where organizers for three groups behind the protests called on activists to continue their “civil disobedience” as part of their efforts to “shut down” Monday’s upcoming confirmation proceedings.
These activist organizations — which include Women’s March, the Center for Popular Democracy and Housing Works — provided cash for the post-and-forfeits to protesters who didn’t show up with their own money before they faced arrest for their conduct, CPD Action national field organizer Darius Gordon and Housing Works national advocacy coordinator Paul Davis both said on Monday’s call.
Post-and-forfeit payments are small cash sums paid to resolve low-level misdemeanor crimes and avoid jail time.
More than 200 activists connected with #CancelKavanaugh, a movement organized by the three groups, were arrested for disrupting Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings in early September, and the organizers said they plan to continue its near-constant disruptions of future Senate confirmation proceedings.
Women’s March, Center for Popular Democracy Action (CPD Action) — both 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations — and Housing Works, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, took ownership of the disruptions and the arrests of more than 200 activists between Sept. 4 and Sept. 7.
“If you do not have access to your cash we will certainly be able to arrange to get it to you before the action,” Davis said, noting that they had done so at previous anti-Kavanaugh protests.
Women’s March senior adviser Winnie Wong previously told CNN that her organization provided the anti-Kavanaugh protesters with “a script where we suggest certain messaging that may resonate more.”
Wong told CNN her group raised more than six figures in the first two days of Kavanaugh’s hearings, funds that were used to provide travel, accommodation, legal training and bail for its members who engaged in illegal activity.
But organizing such conduct isn’t allowed under IRS rules and is “incompatible with charity and social welfare,” according to IRS rules. Ruling 75-384 “holds that an organization … that planned and sponsored protest demonstrations at which members were urged to commit acts of civil disobedience did not qualify for IRC 501(c)(3) or (4) exemption,” the IRS states in a document detailing activities that would bar organizations from tax exemption.
James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
September 24th, 2018