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Report: Soros to help fund $15M push courting Hispanic voters

Liberal mega-donor George Soros is chipping in on a $15 million campaign aimed at mobilizing Hispanics and other immigrants against the GOP’s White House hopefuls, a new report says.

Soros is contributing $5 million toward recruiting new Democratic voters angered by front-runner Donald Trump and his rivals, according to The New York Times.

{mosads}“The intense anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric that has been fueled by the Republican primary is deeply offensive,” he said in an email. “It is harmful to our democracy and our national interests. There should be consequences for the outrageous statements and proposals that we’ve regularly heard.”

The New York Times reported on Thursday that the voting outreach effort is being coordinated through a new super-PAC called Immigrant Voters Win PAC. Its aim is to register 400,000 new Democratic voters before the general election in November.

Strategists participating in the drive vowed it would be the biggest Democratic voter turnout effort ever focused solely on Hispanic and immigrant voters.

“This is really taking the gloves off,” said Cristobal Alex, the president of the Latino Victory Project, one of multiple pro-immigration or Hispanic advocacy organizations involved with the super-PAC.

“From the first day, [Trump] attacked us,” he added of Hispanics. “He called us rapist sand thieves. We could have a giant wall built and millions of families broken apart. The country is on the precipice.”

Deepak Bhargava, executive director of the Center for Community Change Action, argued that affiliate groups like his will target any GOP White House hopefuls who are anti-Hispanic or anti-immigrant.

“We will be naming names,” he said. “It seems to us that Trump’s nativism has infected nearly the entire Republican Party, and we need to exact an electoral toll.”

The New York Times reported that the coalition’s funds are mainly geared toward large or swelling Hispanic and Asian populations nationwide. Its major targets over the next year include Colorado, Florida and Nevada, the news publication added.

Trump has spoken harshly of illegal immigration since launching his Oval Office bid, linking it with drug trafficking and violent crime. The outspoken billionaire has also inspired ire from Hispanics for vowing he will build a wall along America’s border with Mexico.

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