Billionaire financier George Soros has pumped $1 million into causes aimed at boosting Black and Latino turnout in battleground states in the waning days of the presidential campaign.
Federal Election Commission records released Thursday show Soros’ Democracy PAC gave $500,000 each to the Black PAC and the Somos PAC.
The Somos PAC describes itself as the “first progressive, centralized hub for research, messaging, training, and mobilization” for Latinos in critical battleground states. Its newest financial filings, also released Thursday, show Soros’s Democracy PAC and fellow billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s Florida Freedom PAC to be among its biggest donors.
The Black PAC focuses on Black voter turnout. It has spent millions backing VP Joe Biden, and candidates such as Sen. Gary Peters (D.) in Michigan, Cal Cunningham in North Carolina, and Reps. Lucy McBath (D.) in Georgia and Elaine Luria (D.) in Virginia, among others.
Prior to 2020, Soros gave directly to candidates and committees. This cycle however, he is donating through the Democracy PAC which allows Soros’ name to remain hidden from top donor lists, despite massive contributions being made.