Left-wing billionaire George Soros tossed $1 million behind Democrat Stacey Abrams’ second campaign to win the governorship of Georgia.
The donation was made to a political action committee in March before a judge ruled that Abrams would have to win the Democrat primary on May 24 before using the funds on her campaign.
A filing with the Federal Election Commission documented the donation from Democracy PAC II, a federal committee organized to influence the 2022 elections. Soros has financed the committee with $125 million worth of funding.
Soros has also personally donated to Abrams’ campaign. The financier and his family gave about $60,000 directly to her campaign.
The Democracy PAC was first established in 2019 and utilized more than $80 million into the 2020 elections according to a report in Politico.
Among those elections was that of Los Angeles district attorney George Gascón who instituted criminal justice reform that many claim inspired a crime wave across southern California. Gascón is facing a recall effort from residents and massive pushback from law enforcement organizations opposed to his easing of criminal punishments.
Georgia has not been led by a Democrat governor for almost two decades. In the most recent polling, Abrams garnered support from only 45% of the state’s residents while Republican incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp garnered 50% support. Kemp, however, needs to defeat a primary challenge from former Senator David Perdue. If Perdue won, Abrams would have only to overcome a 3% deficit according to the same poll.
In February, Abrams was forced to apologize after public outrage ensued from a photograph she promoted where she smiled maskless while school children and teachers stood behind her with masks. She initially defended the photo and accused her opponents of smearing her before apologizing and admitting it was a mistake.
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