Ballotpedia is reporting that liberal billionaire George Soros contributed $1.8 million to efforts to defeat 6 constitutional amendments on the November ballot in North Carolina. The money, was funneled to these efforts via the Open Society Policy Center, Inc (OSPC). The Open Society Policy Center is a 501(c)(4) organization:
“that engages in advocacy aimed at influencing U.S. government policy on domestic and international issues, including civil rights and liberties, criminal justice reform, immigration, multilateralism, development assistance, health policy and promotion of human rights, transparency and accountability.”
According to documents, OSPC contributed $300,000 each to efforts to oppose six proposed constitutional amendments. The individual OSPC contribution represents the largest cash contribution to any effort to oppose the amendments.
Spending by organizations to defeat the amendments totaled $6.98 million. Spending by organizations in support of amendments totaled $7.85 million. However, that figure is somewhat misleading since $7.2 million of the total was from Marsy’s Law for North Carolina LLC. The other $655,000 was for NC Voter ID PAC to help pass the voter ID amendment. No money was spent in support of the other four constitutional amendments.
As you know, four of the six amendments opposed by OSPC including Right to Hunt and Fish, Marsy’s Law, Voter ID and Tax Cap, were approved by voters.
For more on how George Soros-funded organizations seek to influence policy and politicians in North Carolina, see Mapping the Left.