According to recent reports, far-left anti-Trump billionaire George Soros is behind Michael Bloomberg’s recent effort to pay the debts of convicted felons in Florida to allow them to vote.
As Bles reported last week, billionaire Mike Bloomberg reportedly spent more than $16 million to pay fines and fees for nearly 32,000 convicted felons in Florida. The goal of the businessman and Democratic politician is to get these people, of black and Latino origin, to vote for Joe Biden in the Nov. 3 presidential election.
Bloomberg’s action, Breitbart reported, was made possible by a large-scale effort funded by Soros with the sole objective of overthrowing incumbent President Trump in the November election. The anti-Trump initiative involves a number of progressive movements that have been motivated by Soros funding.
The so-called Amendment 4 is a Florida state amendment passed last year that aims to restore voting rights to those offenders who have paid their outstanding fines and debts.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York-based Brennan Center for Justice, as reported on the ACLU’s official website, served as consultants on drafting Amendment 4 and worked together to push it through. Both organizations are heavily funded by billionaire George Soros.
Last week The Washington Post published a report generated by Bloomberg’s advisers that explicitly stated, “We have identified significant voting participation that requires a nominal investment,” referring to the African and Latino populations that has served a sentence and cannot exercise their vote because they are not current with their debts. By taking it as an “investment,” he refers to the fact that the monetary effort will be repaid with votes.
The report details a well-calculated plan that seeks to change the outcome of the election. According to data used by Bloomberg’s advisers, it is determined that among the nearly 775,000 ex-offenders who still owe money related to their convictions, there are 32,000 blacks and Latinos who, if their fines were paid, would almost certainly vote for Biden.
The FRRC is a project of Tides Advocacy, a group funded primarily by Soros’s Open Society Foundation (OSF).
The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) fines and fees program helps “returning citizens” vote despite financial obligations arising from a felony conviction. This program is the one that Bloomberg used as a go-between to invest the $16 million that would go toward paying offenders’ debts.
The program sets a goal of raising $25 million to enfranchise 32,000 voters before Florida’s voter registration deadline of Oct. 5.
Florida’s attorney general asked law enforcement authorities last Wednesday to investigate the recent fundraising efforts of billionaire and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg to pay court fees and other fines so people with felony convictions can vote, The Guardian announced.
With its 29 Electoral College votes, Florida is the most changeable state in the nation and is critical to both candidates’ path to victory in the upcoming election. Both President Trump, who is seeking re-election, and Joe Biden have visited Florida in recent weeks looking to capture the state’s vote, which promises to be hotly contested.