After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) criticized the controversial practice of redistricting, her Political Action Committee (PAC) was found to have invested $300,000 in gerrymandering.
A review of Federal Election Commission (FEC) documents shows that Pelosi’s husband, Paul, is the treasurer of PAC to the Future that made the investment, according to The Washington Free Beacon on Feb. 22.
They also specify that PAC to the Future paid $200,000 in October and another $100,000 in December.
The money was given to a Democratic redistricting group led by former Attorney General Eric Holder, who will represent the left in redistricting this year.
The group’s name is the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC). Pelosi’s PAC is the only political party to donate to this group.
Gerrymandering is the dividing of a state, county, etc., into election districts so as to give one political party a majority in many districts while concentrating the voting strength of the other party into as few districts as possible—to manipulate or adapt to one’s advantage.
Redistricting takes place every 10 years, and greatly affects the determination of the party that would control Congress.
The contradiction in Pelosi’s behavior stems from the fact that she herself had called for an end to gerrymandering, as she said in 2019.
“We will continue to fight partisan gerrymandering, ensure every citizen’s vote counts and oppose any attempt to compromise the integrity of our democracy,” were Pelosi’s words that are now drawing attention.
The NDRC was created by then-President Barack Obama, Pelosi, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, trying to gain an advantage over Republicans.
No less significant is that the billionaire speculator who funds many leftist groups around the world, George Soros, donated $6 million to Holder’s group, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
In addition to Pelosi’s and Soros’s contributions, the NDRC receives money from other leftist entities, whose directors also serve on its board of directors.
Soros is one of the strongest donors to the Democratic Party, last year tripling the amount of money he invested in the 2016 presidential campaign, exceeding $70 million.
Since Soros tries not to appear as a direct donor, he uses a network of countless associations, abundantly financed by the Open Society Foundation, created by him.