Nov 28, 2021
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Billionaire ultra-left-wing George Soros stands accused of meddling in Virginia’s pivotal gubernatorial election and though he has invested heavily in the anti-police Democratic candidate, his real influence was far more insidious than most people realize.

Dems refute claim Soros meddled in Virginia school boards

Glenn Youngkin, the Republican nominee for governor of Virginia, became the target of ridicule when he accused ultra-left-wing billionaire George Soros of meddling in local politics.

“The blame for these wrongs and the present chaos in our schools lay squarely, squarely at the feet of 40-year politician Terry McAuliffe,” Youngkin said last week at a rally in Burke, a town in northern Virginia. “But also, George Soros-backed allies. These allies that are in the liberal progressive movement, they’ve been inserting political operatives into our school system disguised as school boards.” 

Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.), a Jew, accused Youngkin of being motivated by antisemitism.

“I call it out in my own party and I’m calling it out now,” Luria said Wednesday on Twitter. “Evoking George Soros as a shadowy funder is an antisemitic conspiracy theory. This is an unacceptable statement from Glenn Youngkin.”

But the truth…

Critics point out that no Soros organization has contributed to candidates in school board elections in Virginia. Though this is technically true, it is misleading. Soros has invested heavily in the highly-contested and pivotal election for Virginia’s next governor. Soros invested $1.2 million in Virginia politics from his Democracy PAC, a committee established earlier this year for the 2020 election cycle. According to the Washington Free Beacon, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe, Youngkin’s opponent in the upcoming election, accepted a $250,000 donation from Soros. According to the report, this has garnered criticism for the candidate, who served as governor of Virginian from 2014-2018. Soros has also funded many anti-police organizations, a political position that is unpopular in Virginia. 

But Soros’ connection to Virginia schoolboards comes from an oblique angle. In January 2020, Soros spent more than $2 million supporting the campaigns of  Fairfax County’s Steve Descano, Loudoun County’s Buta Biberaj, and Arlington County’s Parisa Dehghani-Tafti when they ran for the office of the prosecutor. All three have since implemented lenient law enforcement policies, decisions that have coincided with a rise in crime.

Biberaj, who received nearly $850,000 from the Justice and Public Safety PAC, a D.C.-based committee financed by Soros, has come under the most intense fire for a recent controversy surrounding the Loudon County school board.  

At a June 22 school board meeting in Loudon County, Scott Smith, the parent of a female high school student, became incensed during a discussion concerning allowing transgender students to use the bathrooms assigned to girls. The school superintendent, Scott Ziegler, claimed that concerns were unfounded as no sexual assaults involving transgender students in the bathrooms had been reported. Smith burst out in anger, claiming that his daughter had been raped by a male student wearing a dress in the bathroom but Ziegler denied that such an incident had taken place. A sexual assault did, in fact, occur in May and recent revelations show that Ziegler was aware of it but did not properly record or report the incident. The male assailant, age 15, was convicted in juvenile court this week of two counts of forcible sodomy, one count of anal sodomy, and one count of forcible fellatio. He has also been accused of carrying out an additional sexual assault at a different high school.

Biberaj has been targeted by criticism and even threats for mishandling the accusations of sexual assault. She has also been criticized for aggressively pursuing charges against Smith, the father of the victim. Biberaj chose to personally prosecute Smith, who was then found guilty of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Smith is in the process of appealing that decision. 

It should be noted that a new Virginia nonprofit, Virginians for Safe Communities, is launching a campaign to recall all three Soros-funded prosecutors.

Soros: an Israel-hating jew

Conservatives are frequently accused of being antisemites or conspiracy theorists when criticizing political meddling by Soros-funded organizations. But Soros has unquestionably changed the face of US politics, bolstering the left-wing with his deep pockets. As of February 2018, Soros had a net worth of $8 billion, having donated more than $32 billion to the Open Society Foundation. Domestically, the OSF is a strong supporter of the left-wing and the Democratic Party, especially through its support of Priorities USA Action, the Democratic Party’s largest super PAC. 

Soros donated over $1 million to Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign and over $8 million to Democratic campaigns during Hillary Clinton’s unsuccessful; bid for the White House. In 2020, Soros was one of Joe Biden’s largest contributors, donating at least $500,000 to his campaign. In return, many of Biden’s higher administration appointees have ties to Soros-funded organizations.

The OSF funds a number of anti-Israel organizations that deny the legitimacy of Israel and Jewish sovereignty, and are involved in demonization campaigns. In interviews, Soros has compared Israel to Nazi Germany.

Soros, born Jewish, lived through the Holocaust in Hungary, surviving as a courier for the Jewish council that identified and kept track of the Jews for the Nazi occupiers. He later assumed a fake name, and his father paid a Christian government official to take the boy in as his “godson.”