Soros Works to Turn Swing State Blue
The current battle revolves around a Florida state amendment that was passed last year restoring voting rights for felons, with progressive groups opposing a local bill that would require the state’s ex-felons to first pay civil fines and court fees before registering to vote.
Florida’s Amendment Four was approved by voters during last year’s Midterm election.
The heavily Soros-funded American Civil Liberties Union and Brennan Center for Justice based in New York both served as consultants in drafting Amendment Four.
Soros’s Open Society Foundations donated $50 million to the ACLU. The Brennan Center has been the recipient of numerous grants from Soros’s Open Society Foundations totaling over $7,466,000 from 2000 to 2010 alone.
The campaign coincides with a larger effort by the Democratic Party to build a formidable ground game in the Sunshine State to register favorable voters and dramatically increase turnout.
Florida currently has 4.96 million registered Democrats, 4.7 million Republicans, and 3.6 million unregistered voters.