Leftist billionaire George Soros’ exorbitant effort to reshape California’s criminal justice system by propping up radical, anti-law enforcement district attornies came to a screeching halt Tuesday, with most of his candidates losing decisively.
Throughout California, law-and-order prosecutors who didn’t spew liberal dogma or have hostile views toward police won.
Even in deep-blue Sacramento County, which favored Hillary Clinton by 24 points, incumbent District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert defeated Soros-funded candidate Noah Phillips by a 2-to-1 margin. Phillips had repeatedly attacked Schubert for refusing to prosecute a police officer who shot a civilian. (Fox News)
He reportedly received around $400,000 from Soros and admitted Soros’ team scripted and paid for a TV ad during the campaign, the Los Angeles Times reported. His fundraising efforts received help from Cari Tuna, wife of Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, who contributed more than $650,000 to a political action committee led by Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King.
“This is a good day for the people,” Schubert told to a crowd of about 100 supporters after she won the election, the Sacramento Bee reported. “You can’t buy an election in the county of Sacramento. Here’s to four more years.”
Geneviéve Jones-Wright, the Soros-favored candidate in San Diego County, also suffered a major defeat Tuesday. She got only 36 percent of the vote while her opponent, District Attorney Summer Stephan, received more than 60 percent.
Soros spent more than $1.5 million in the race, funneling the money to a political action committee that propped up Jones-Wright’s candidacy as she pledged to form a police-misconduct unit and supported progressive reform of the criminal justice system.
This is the second major defeat for Soros in less than a month. In May, the 87-year-old progressive announced his global foundation would leave his native Hungary for good following increased scrutiny from its right-wing government.