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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