According to newly disclosed filings, left-wing investor George Soros reportedly contributed one million dollars to Democratic candidates in Wisconsin in advance of the state’s next election for state Supreme Court, which will have major ramifications in 2024.
Soros made a donation of one million dollars to the Democratic Party of Wisconsin on February 22, according to the campaign finance reports that were revealed in Wisconsin on Monday.
The payment made by the billionaire was the highest one received by the party between February 7 and March 20, alongside another donation of $1 million made by Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker of Illinois.
The money contributed by Soros and Pritzker accounted for almost 30 percent of the individual contributions totaling $6.6 million that the Wisconsin Democratic Party generated during that time period.
The contributions of a few additional significant liberal contributors, such as Karla Jurvetson and Fred Eychaner, brought the total amount to many hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Voting in person during the early voting period has already begun for voters in the state of Wisconsin and will continue up to April 1. The spring general elections will begin on April 4. The most important race is for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, and the candidates are Democrat Janet Protasiewicz, a judge on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court, and Republican Dan Kelly, who served previously as a justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
According to the documents, the Wisconsin Democratic Party has forwarded millions of dollars to Protasiewicz’s committee over the course of the past few months.
The contest has garnered enormous quantities of money, and it has the potential to become the most costly election for state supreme court ever.
The victor of this race will determine who will have a majority on the court, which will have a substantial impact on the outcome of many important issues, including access to abortion, legislative redistricting, voting rights, and regulations for elections.
The victor will also have a solid foundation upon which to build going into the presidential election in 2024 in a pivotal swing state. The conservatives presently have a majority on the court, with a 4-3 vote.