Soros pours cash into Ark. race to ‘level’ playing field for cash-poor, ‘soft on crime’ candidate

Liberal financier and America’s most despised “Spooky Dude,” George Soros, is intervening in Little Rock, Arkansas’s elections, spending more than $100,000 in support of a “soft on crime” public defender in her bid to become a prosecuting attorney.

The Arkansas Justice and Public Safety PAC, to which Soros is the only contributor, has spent around $100,000 on research, polling, and consulting work, according to the Arkansas Times. The PAC was founded in mid-April, at about the same time Soros’s donation of $321,000 to the group was received.

In late April, candidate Alicia Walton, who is running to serve as prosecuting attorney in Pulaski and Perry counties, was gifted with $40,000 worth of advertising thanks to the PAC.

It was a major boon for Walton, who, as the May 24 primary approaches, had raised just $20,000 for her campaign, compared to the $144,000 her opponent, Will Jones, has raised,  the Washington Examiner reports.

Whitney Tymas — who serves as the director or treasurer for Soros-funded groups aimed at electing liberal prosecutors in at least a dozen states — leads the Arkansas Justice and Public Safety PAC. In 2019, Tymas, citing historically low voter engagement in district attorney races, told the New York Times, “What we’re really doing is leveling the playing field.”

 

According to Influence Watch, Tymas is “a left-leaning lawyer and political activist who advocates for radical criminal justice reforms.”

“Tymas has previously commented that African Americans remain ‘unfree’ and claimed ‘racial injustice’ is ever-present and underpins American history,” the report continues. “‘Tymas has also commented how Justice and Safety PACs are ‘leveling the playing field’ in prosecutors’ races across the country because local prosecutors’ offices hold the power to curtail police abuses of power.”

While candidates in the prosecuting attorney race run as nonpartisans, their political ideologies are not difficult to discern, especially when they are backed by one of the most progressive billionaires on the planet.

As for Republicans, they are thrilled to see Soros get involved.

“Crime increases around the nation where George Soros funded DAs and Prosecutors reign,” the Republican Party of Arkansas said in a statement. “Now, as crime is on the rise in Little Rock, Soros turns his attention and cash to the Central Arkansas Prosecuting Attorney’s Race, supporting soft on crime Alicia Walton.”

Nationwide, Soros has supported more than 20 liberal DAs since 2016, pledging more than $29 million to their campaigns.

“Many of the prosecutors who won their elections thanks in part to contributions by Soros have presided over significant crime waves in their cities after assuming office,” the Examiner reports.

On Twitter, alarm bells are sounding in Arkansas.

“ATTN Pulaski & Perry County voters: George Soros is dumping tons of cash into central AR for the sole purpose of electing worst possible pro-criminal, soft on crime candidates as prosecuting attorney,” tweeted Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin from his personal Twitter account.

“What can you do?” Griffin asked. “Vote for Will Jones & donate.”

 

 

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