Billionaire political activist George Soros was told, “Justice in Jefferson County was not for sale,” after his attempts to oust Republican district attorney incumbent, Pete Weir, through a series of extravagant donations.
The Washington Examiner reports Georgia, Texas, Colorado and Illinois are just a few states in which Soros has tried to sway elections with his money, and for the most part, it has worked.
However, Republicans and Democrats in Jefferson County, Colorado came together to fight the political activist mastermind. In the election for district attorney, Republican Pete Weir was $1.3 million behind his opposition, according to the Examiner. Once it became known that George Soros was behind massive donations, Weir received an overwhelming amount of bipartisan support.
Colorado political analyst Eric Sondermann told the Examiner, “The magnitude of Soros’ engagement was exposed and became an issue, perhaps the issue, in the contest.”
According to the Examiner, numerous op-eds written by Democrats were released days before the election condemning Soros for getting involved in their election. One op-ed was titled, “George Soros’ unwelcome intrusion into a Colorado district attorney race.”
“Those strongly worded editorials, coming in a race in which the Post might well have not weighed in at all under normal circumstances, added to the public dialogue, and by their very existence were evidence of the fact that this issue had taken root,” Sondermann said.
Soros didn’t hide the fact that he was involved in the election but that didn’t change the public’s view of his intentions.
“I think it’s important to level that playing field,” Weir said. “I wouldn’t necessarily like to see the PACs come in in support of a candidate where Soros’ money is not involved, but, it would also be very, very beneficial that you could not have an individual such as George Soros come in and buy justice. And that was how we tried to refute his claim. Justice was not for sale in Jefferson County.”
H/T: Washington Examiner
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