Soros’s Election Fraud Project

Soros and liberal groups seeking top election posts in battleground states

Billionaire hedge-fund operator George Soros is among wealthy liberal activists who have contributed to the Secretary of State Project, a 527 organization that works to put progressive Democrats in office overseeing elections in battleground states. (Associated Press)Billionaire hedge-fund operator George Soros is among wealthy liberal activists who have contributed to the Secretary of State Project, a 527 organization that works to put progressive Democrats in office overseeing elections in battleground states. (Associated Press)

A small tax-exempt political group with ties to wealthy liberals like billionaire
financier George Soros has quietly helped elect 11 reform-minded 
progressive Democrats as secretaries of state to oversee the election
 process in battleground states and keep Republican “political operatives 
from deciding who can vote and how those votes are counted.”
Known as the Secretary of State Project (SOSP), the organization was 
formed by liberal activists in 2006 to put Democrats in charge of state 
election offices, where key decisions often are made in close races on 
which ballots are counted and which are not.
The group’s website said it wants to stop Republicans from
 “manipulating” election results.
“Any serious commitment to wresting control of the country from 
theRepublican Party must include removing their political operatives 
from deciding who can vote and whose votes will count,” the group
 said on its website, accusing some Republican secretaries of state of
 making “partisan decisions.”
SOSP has sought donations by describing the contributions as a 
“modest political investment” to elect “clean candidates” to the secretary 
of state posts.
Named after Section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code, so-called 527 
political groups — such as SOSP — have no upper limit on contributions 
and no restrictions on who may contribute in seeking to influence the 
selection, nomination, election, appointment or defeat of candidates 
to federal, state or local public office. They generally are not regulated 
by the Federal Election Commission (FEC), creating a soft-money loophole.
While FEC regulations limit individual donations to a maximum of $2,500 
per candidate and $5,000 to a PAC, a number of 527 groups have poured 
tens of millions of unregulated dollars into various political efforts.
SOSP has backed 11 winning candidates in 18 races, including such key 
states as Ohio, Nevada, Iowa, New Mexico and Minnesota.
“Supporting secretary of state candidates with integrity is one of the 
most cost-efficient ways progressives can ensure they have a fair 
chance of winning elections,” SOSP said on its website, adding that
 “a relatively small influx of money — often as little as $30,000 to 
$50,000 — can change the outcome of a race.”
SOSP was formed in the wake of the ballot-counting confusion in Florida 
during the 2000 presidential election and a repeat of that chaos in Ohio 
in the 2004 presidential election. Democrats accused Florida Secretary 
of State Katherine Harris and Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell,
 both Republicans, of manipulating the elections in favor ofGOP 
candidates — charges Mrs. Harris and Mr. Blackwell denied.
“Does anyone doubt that these two secretaries of state … made
 damaging partisan decisions about purging voter rolls, registration
 of new voters, voting machine security, the location of precincts, 
the allocation of voting machines, and dozens of other critical 
matters?”SOSP asked on its website.
SOSP said it raised more than $500,000 in 2006 to help elect five 
Democratic secretaries of states in seven races.
The Commission on Federal Election Reform, co-chaired by former 
President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James A. Baker III
recommended in 2005 taking away the administration of elections 
from secretaries of state and giving it to nonpartisan election officers.
“Partisan officials should not be in charge of elections,” said Robert Pastor
co-director of the Center for Democracy and Election Management at American University
“Both Democrats and Republicans not only compete for power,
 they try to manipulate the rules to get an advantage.
“We want to make sure that those counting votes don’t have a dog 
in that game,” said Mr. Pastor, who served as executive director
 and a member of the commission.

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