The Minnesota DFL Party accepted a $250,000 donation from George Soros, a left-wing billionaire known for funding the campaigns of soft-on-crime prosecutors.
According to campaign finance reports, Soros personally gifted $250,000 to the Minnesota DFL State Central Committee in January of this year.
Minnesotans might recognize Soros from his involvement in the campaign to abolish the Minneapolis Police Department. Soros’ Open Society Policy Center donated $500,000 to a group called “Vote Yes 4 Minneapolis,” according to a February 2021 report from the Minnesota Reformer.
That group was created for the sole purpose of campaigning to replace the city’s police department with a “Department of Public Safety.”
Minneapolis voters overwhelmingly rejected the idea by 12 percentage points last November.
According to a June 2022 report from the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, Soros has provided $40 million over the past decade to help elect 75 prosecutors. That means 20% of Americans, and half of America’s most populous cities, are represented by a Soros-backed prosecutor.
“Soros uses a series of shell organizations, affiliates, and pass-through committees to steer contributions to both candidates and his robust support network for progressive prosecutors, which provide gravitas and perks to preferred prosecutors,” the report says.
Since 2018 alone, Soros has spent $13 million on 10 prosecutors’ races, according to the report.
“Crime and violence surged following the election of many of these reform prosecutors. And critically, the rise in most of these prosecutors’ jurisdictions predates the nation-wide 2020 crime spike,” the report adds.
Many of these prosecutors have faced criticism for their failure to hold violent criminals accountable, the report concludes.
Alpha News reached out to the Minnesota DFL for comment but did not receive a response. This story will be updated if a response is received.