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Billionaire George Soros Donation to the 2016 Election

George Soros is a Hungarian born billionaire. He largely made his money as an American investor and big business magnate. Although George Soros has also forayed in philanthropy, activism in politics and the authorship of books.

The billionaire has donated to the Democratic party at several times in his life. In December 2015 Soros donated $8 million dollars to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign to help her campaign. Her total super PAC at the end of the year totaled at $41 million. A total of $36 million remained in the bank after parts of it was used at the end of 2015.

Donald Sussman and Herb Sandler each donated $1.5 million to help out the Clinton campaign. The union Working for Working Americans donated $1.5 million.

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George Soros is one of the few billionaires in America or even the world who is a liberal willing to donate eight figures to candidate’s campaigns. He famously donated over $20 million to the John Kerry campaign in hopes of getting President George W. Bush out of office, which failed. He back away from donating too much after that result, yet he chose to donate highly to the Clinton campaign of 2015 to 2016.

The 2016 election results ended with former Secretary and Senator Clinton losing and a Trump win, after nearly every poll in the country predicted Hillary Clinton would win the election. George Soros and many of the other donors of the Clinton campaign super PAC were dismayed by the Trump win.

George Soros and other top Democrats went into a meeting at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. to discuss what to do about the president elect Donald Trump and the future of the country.  There are certain fears about what a Trump presidency will mean and that the house is majority Republican. The Democrat group have been discussing what to do next and are mapping out a plan for the first one hundred days and for future elections. Several Democratic representatives were expected to attend the conference of the top Democrats in the nation. Representative Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, and Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota to name a few are reportedly believed to have made an appearance at the conference.

Learn more about George Soros: http://www.forbes.com/profile/george-soros/