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Democracy PAC

Democracy PAC is a super PAC created by George Soros in 2019 for the purpose of influencing the American 2020 presidential election. [1] [2]

Activity

In the first three months of 2020, George Soros put $28.3 million into Democracy PAC to support various efforts to on the Democratic side of the 2020 election. [3][4] Of the $28.3 million, $10 million went to Win Justice for its programs against voter disenfranchisement, namely to mobilize “people of color and other infrequent voters” that might be affected by states choosing to suspend in-person voting come November due to the coronavirus pandemic. [5] The voters that Win Justice talk to are “are among those who will most deeply and disproportionately affected by the upheaval the Covid-19 pandemic appears likely to cause in November,” said a Soros spokesperson. [6]

Soros also gave $5 million to left-of-center PAC Priorities USA and $7 million to the Democratic Senate Majority PAC. Soros’ early 2020 giving also targeted several feminist groups, including EMILY’s List and Supermajority. [7][8]

References

  1. Severns, Maggie. “Soros Launches Super PAC for 2020.” POLITICO, August 6, 2019. https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/31/soros-launches-super-pac-2020-1442748. ^
  2. Willis, Derek, Sisi Wei, and Aaron Bycoffe. “FEC Itemizer.” ProPublica, August 12, 2015. https://projects.propublica.org/itemizer/committee/C00693382/2020. ^
  3. Severns, Maggie. “Soros Launches Super PAC for 2020.” POLITICO, August 6, 2019. https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/31/soros-launches-super-pac-2020-1442748. ^
  4. Willis, Derek, Sisi Wei, and Aaron Bycoffe. “FEC Itemizer.” ProPublica, August 12, 2015. https://projects.propublica.org/itemizer/committee/C00693382/2020. ^
  5. “Soros Pumps More than $28 Million into Democratic Groups for 2020.” POLITICO. Accessed April 15, 2020. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/10/soros-pumps-28-million-democratic-groups-2020-179367. ^
  6. “Soros Pumps More than $28 Million into Democratic Groups for 2020.” POLITICO. Accessed April 15, 2020. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/10/soros-pumps-28-million-democratic-groups-2020-179367. ^
  7. Severns, Maggie. “Soros Launches Super PAC for 2020.” POLITICO, August 6, 2019. https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/31/soros-launches-super-pac-2020-1442748. ^
  8. “Democracy PAC Expenditures.” OpenSecrets.org. Accessed April 15, 2020. https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/expenditures.php?cycle=2020&cmte=C00693382. ^

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