George Soros has made something of a triumphant return to political giving with his multi-million dollar donations to the Presidential campaign of Hilary Clinton and the Democrats as a whole. After overlooking the former Secretary of State during the 2008 Presidential election in favor of President Barrack Obama, Soros has made a splash with donations of around $13 million to the Clinton campaign; the billionaire hedge fund manager has now added a $5 million donation to a newly formed Super PAC hoping to encourage more voters from Latino and immigrant groups, according to The New York Times.
The Immigrant Voters Win Super PAC has dedicated itself to providing programs to encourage more Latino, Asian, and immigrant voters to back the Democrat candidate in the forthcoming general election. George Soros according to New York Times article has become involved in the creation of the new Super PAC after a number of Latino and immigrant supporting groups he helped establish were involved in the creation of the group; George Soros helped establish the Democrats United PAC that works with Latino groups following the 2004 election, and has now played an important role in the establishment of the new Super PAC.
A number of reports state George Soros provided around $20 million in funding for the John Kerry campaign in 2004, reports Politico, which details the many donations made by Soros in support of Hilary Clinton during the 2016 election campaigning season. If the election does follow general wisdom and feature a Hilary Clinton versus Donald Trump battle the immigration policy of the New York based Republican has caused great concern for the Holocaust survivor, and swayed his thinking in returning to political giving. The need for as many Democrats as possible to vote has been highlighted by the large voter turnouts seen in Republican primaries in support of Trump, which generally feature a large number of white middle aged, male voters responding to the anti-immigration rhetoric of the Republican candidate.