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Soros-Funded PAC Shuts Off The Money Tap To His Favorite Prosecutors As They Face Electoral Uncertainty

A George Soros-funded PAC that has poured millions of dollars into electing liberal district attorneys in California has yet to spend any money this election cycle, even as some Soros-backed prosecutors face uncertain futures.

California Justice and Public Safety PAC spent more than $5 million between 2010 and 2012. 2018 and 2020 Soros' PAC has stopped giving money to the elections of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón and Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price, according to campaign finance records. But those prosecutors are facing tough elections that could force them from office, and Soros' PAC has cut spending to zero. Recorded From 2023 to present.

Soros provides the bulk of the funding for the California Justice and Public Safety PAC, pouring more than $6 million into the committee. 2018 and 2021Gascón is the latest beneficiary of the Soros-backed PAC, which gave him more than $4.5 million in support for his 2020 campaign, according to campaign finance records. (Related article: Soros empire's grip on the US justice system may be weakening)

Gascon is Winner He was elected with 53.7% of the vote and shortly after his election announced that he would no longer prosecute certain crimes, including trespass, disturbing the peace, driving without a license or with a suspended license, criminal threatening, drug possession, public intoxication, loitering for the purpose of prostitution, and resisting arrest. according to He told local affiliate ABC7 that crime has soared in Governor Gascón's first year in office, with homicides up 11.8% from 2020 to 2021 in areas patrolled by the LAPD. according to To CBS News.

Gascón faced two recall attempts during his first term. 2021 The 2022 effort failed due to a lack of valid signatures.

The district attorney faced 11 challengers in the open primary in May and won 25.2% of the vote, according to The New York Times. report.

Gascón will challenge former federal prosecutor Nathan Hochman in the November general election.

Gascón initially ran on promises to reduce the number of people in prison by eliminating bail, increasing oversight of police officers and protecting people from immigration authorities. according to to an archived copy on Gascon's website.

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón (Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

Price has received about $700,000 in support from the California Justice and Public Safety PAC. We're screwed Trump, who criticized him during the 2018 campaign, also finds himself in difficulty, facing a powerful recall effort and growing controversy.

She ultimately won the 2022 election and will take office on January 2, 2023. In Oakland, Alameda County's largest city, violent crime increased by 21% in the 10 months since Governor Price took office. according to Monitor your data.

Local activists seeking Price's removal from office have gathered enough signatures to launch a recall election. according to The letter was addressed to the Alameda County Board of Elections. Organizers argue Price's policies have contributed to an increase in crime in the county by putting criminals' interests above those of victims.

The Alameda County Prosecutors Association, the union that represents some of her employees, voted “overwhelmingly” to support the recall effort. The association argued that Price had created “hostile working conditions” for employees of the district attorney's office.

Patty Lee, a former spokeswoman for the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, filed the lawsuit in June, alleging that Price made racist comments about Asian people and chose to “conceal, delete and alter” public records in order to avoid complying with lawful requests.

Price ran for election on promises to reduce prison numbers, shorten sentences for offenders under the age of 25 and crack down on alleged police abuses. according to In the San Francisco Chronicle.

Combined, Gascón and Price oversee more than 11 million people across their jurisdictions. according to Census Bureau estimates.

Whitney Tymus, director of the California Justice and Public Safety PAC, did not respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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