The 2016 U.S. election cycle may have been seen as a less than successful one for Democrat’s following the victory of Donald Trump in the Presidential election; however, major Democrat donor George Soros can be pleased his attempts to help liberal candidates succeed in state level elections proved successful across 2015 and 2016. Politico reports George Soros invested around $25 million in the campaign of Hillary Clinton, but also provided around $3 million in funding for the campaigns of criminal justice candidates from the Democratic Party.
During the 2016 election cycle George Soros was reported to be more engaged and excited about the political events of the world than he had in many, a return to the political coincided with a return to investing with his own Soros hedge fund on nytimes.com. After rekindling a 25 year political relationship with Hillary Clinton that had cooled after George Soros backed the candidacy of President Barrack Obama in 2008, the Hungarian born hedge fund expert with a personal fortune estimated at $25 billion began working closely with Clinton to discuss and form policy for her expected Presidency; George Soros eventually provided around $15 million for the Hillary Clinton campaign fund, and a further $10 million for Super PAC’s around the country campaigning on her behalf.
Despite the large sums of money donated by George Soros and other wealthy donors the 2016 Presidential election was eventually won by Republican Donald Trump, who George Soros had earlier in the campaigning season been accused of doing the work of ISIS. The Trump victory on nybooks.com has been seen by George Soros as being a major problem for those looking to protect the legacy of President Barrack Obama, which was a major topic of discussion for attendees at the Democracy Alliance event organized in the days after the election. The three day event for a group of wealthy donors had not originally been on the agenda of George Soros, but became a major aspect his diary as he looked to form a plan to stop the plans of the Republicans and bring the Democrat’s back to power.
The Democracy Alliance event saw George Soros detail plans for targeting a number of state and local level elections in 2017 and 2018, which is a plan Soros and his advisors at the “527” group have already put into practice. Throughout 2015 and 2016 a number of criminal just positions at state and local level have come to the ballot and been the subject of heavy backing from George Soros across six states. The aim of George Soros in targeting these lower level elections and the provision of major donations to candidates from minority groups have been made in a bid to create a fairer criminal justice system in the U.S. by taking control out of the hands of the dominating white male group of the current time period.