Trump Critic George Soros Continues His Quest for a Fair and Democratic Society

Campaign Financier, Investment Guru, Philanthropy

Across the world the Open Society Foundations have been making a major impact on the world in its bid to fund a network of charitable organizations dedicated to supporting the protection and advancement of human rights and democracy. The founder of the Open Society Foundations is George Soros, a former refugee who is now an octogenarian, but remains dedicated to fighting the right wing of politics he fears has begun once again making ground during elections; George Soros was himself stranded beneath the totalitarian regimes of the Nazi’s and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin during his teenage years in his home nation of Hungary now hopes to halt the inequality he sees as occurring across the planet. George Soros established the Open Society Foundations.

Not only does George Soros take the fight to dictators through his Open Society Networks, but also seeks to use some of his estimated $25 billion fortune to elections across the planet, according to Forbes. In the U.S. alone Soros’ total donations during the 2004 and 2016 towards Democratic Presidential candidates have reached more than $50 million, which does not include a series of donations made to the campaigns of President Barrack Obama during the 2008 and 2012 election seasons. Soros believes he has the ability to influence elections for the better by identifying the candidates that share some of the same political beliefs he has developed over the course of his life; Politico reports the Hungarian born U.S. citizen has recently been making an impact on the elections within the U.S. by making sure all eligible voters have the ability to express their opinion during free and democratic elections.

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During the 2016 election season much was made by major news organizations of the fact George Soros had pledged to support former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with financial donations reaching more than $25 million. Soros did not limit himself to simply backing the candidate who back his own political ideology, but also made the decision to pledge millions of dollars in support for groups and Super PAC’s protecting voting rights for members of minority groups he felt would be negatively affected by changes in laws across many states in the U.S. Many of the donations provided by George Soros were given to voter rights groups like the $2 million provided for the America Votes group that works at a national level, but a further $1 million was spread around different voting rights groups working at state level within regions affected by restrictive laws regarding voting. Politico also explains the political donations of George Soros were also made in a bid to enhance the campaigns of Democratic candidates across the U.S. with $1.5 million given to the Senate Majority PAC among other groups seeking to help Democrat’s win state level elections.

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George Soros Contribution to the Recent Elections

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Soros Reemerges in Politics
Having tried to ensure that President Bush loses the 2004 elections, George Soros exited the political field for some time. He also scaled back his finances after contributing over $27 billion in that same year. Soros quietly resurfaced and ranked top leader in the contribution towards Democratic Politics. George Soros donated over $25 million to enhance Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the 2016 Presidential elections. The amount catered for Democrats and the Federal Election Commission services. Most of his associates expected him to make more contributions to amassing wealth to over $24.9 billion via risky currency trades towards the election date. Although Soros had planned to attend the first Democratic Convention and support Hillary Clinton On businessinsider.com, he traveled for business to evaluate the market situation in Europe.

Patriotism
Traveling did not bar Soros from donating massive amounts towards Clinton’s campaign. In fact, most of his associates noted that he was more politically engaged compared to 2004 or any other year. George Soros was motivated by Clinton’s faith and determination to win the Presidential Election. His focus was on beating Donald Trump since Donald was against most of the values he believed in. Soros is prominent for his consistent donations to Democratic causes on Forbes. His political stakes for 2016 elections were so high. Even before Trump’s entry into the race, he was troubled by the opinions and differences of the ‘rival’ side. According to Soros, the other side was hostile to what he and other Americans have taken most time and resources to build. His focus was on the constitution development, immigration changes, criminal justice system, and religious reforms on nytimes.com. Soros’ contribution rooted from the love and support he had for his country.

Contribution
Soros’ willingness to transform resources was outstanding. He changed the cash spigot to financial circles by supporting Democrats. More than other donors, George Soros catalyzed the contribution by tagging wealthy activists like Tom Steyer who hails from San Francisco. Tom contributed $31 million towards the campaign. Another vibrant activist influenced by Soros was Fred Eychaner and Haim, who are media gurus. They both contributed $11 million each. Don Sussman parted with $13.2 million towards the same venture. The total effect of Soro’s support welcomed the richest to Clinton’s campaign including the allies who formed groups to offer massive financial help to overcome Trump. Trump was regarded with suspicion by most GOP donors. The reputation was a bonus to Clinton’s campaign as it dwarfed Trump.

About George Soros
Born in 1930, George Soros is a successful entrepreneur and businessman. He is a philanthropist, political activist, investor and author of political books. Soros established a fund named Soros Fund Management. The Fund offers donations to most political Democrats he supports in addition to the children pursuing a college education in the Apartheid. Soros is among the wealthiest men in the world and has been a great supporter of the American Progressive as well as American Liberal Causes. Soros played a significant role in the peaceful transitioning of Eastern Europe from socialism to capitalism.

He is prominent for providing Europe with the largest endowment in higher education, the University of Central Europe which is located in Budapest.