Kirsters Baish| It seems that Far-left New York multibillionaire George Soros’ attempts to sway the state of California’s criminal justice system towards his preferred agenda has failed. On Tuesday, huge losses were announced in numerous district attorney races all over the blue state of California.
The Western Journal had reported that Soros had dished out over $2.7 million during this election cycle in district attorney races in California.
Western Journal writes:
Among the contests the self-described philanthropist waded into were San Diego County (where he spent $1.5 million), Sacramento Country ($400,000), Alameda ($559,000), and Contra Costa County ($275,000).
The Los Angles Times reported that Soros worked in conjunction with other wealthy donors to back “would-be prosecutors who want to reduce incarceration, crack down on police misconduct and revamp a bail system they contend unfairly imprisons poor people before trial.”
When the results came in, Soros’ preferred candidates did not do well in any of the San Diego, Sacramento, or Alameda counties. In Contra Costa County, located in the San Fransisco Bay Area, the race is too close so far to call.
Soros’ personal choice for San Diego County, Geneviéve Jones-Wright, only had 36 percent of the vote. Her Republican opponent, District Attorney Summer Stephan, took over 60 percent of the vote, as reported by Fox News.
Republican District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert of Sacramento County took the win over Noah Phillips by a nearly two to one margin. Schubert boasted 65 percent of the total votes.
The Bay Area’s Alameda County, saw incumbent Democratic District Attorney Nancy O’Malley win over Pamela Price. O’Malley took over 60 percent of votes.
Fox News reported, “Soros’ PAC accused O’Malley during the campaign of implementing ‘racist’ stop-and-frisk policies and Price criticized her for being cozy with law enforcement groups.”
Contra Costa County’s results have not yet been called as they are still too close to call. Incumbent Democrat Diana Becton has a small lead over Republican candidate Paul Graves.
There are still 80,000 mail-in and provisional ballots that have not been taken into account. As of right now, Becton has a lead of 49.59 percent to Graves’ 42.06 percent, as reported by the East Bay Times this Wednesday.
Western Journal reports, “Becton must obtain at least one vote more than 50 percent to avoid a runoff against Graves in November. Both candidates highlighted that the results remain unclear.”
“This was a very tight race and just a few hundred votes will decide whether or not the result is final — and whether or not we will have to keep running to win in November,” Becton explained in a statement this past Wednesday.
Graves sent out a message to supporters via Facebook which read, “A heartfelt thanks to all of you for the outpouring of support you showed last night and throughout the past several months. The registrar is still counting votes and we are still in position for a November runoff.”
The same strategist who aided Soros’ work in the district attorney elections, Whitney Tymas, stated to the Los Angeles Times, “California reminds us that this is hard work.”
“Across jurisdictions, prosecutor candidates are no longer competing to be toughest on crime, but smartest on crime,” she continued. “The work continues.”