George Soros will give $5 million to a Super PAC designed to turn out Latin voters in the fall. In total, donors have already pledged over $15 million dollars to the group.
The group which is titled “Immigrant Voters Win PAC” hopes to turn out 400,000 new voters to vote for the Democratic nominee in November, The New York Times reports.
The PAC is hoping to capitalize on Donald Trump’s rhetoric towards Hispanics and Muslims. Soros told the Times, “It is harmful to our democracy and to our national interests. There should be consequences for the outrageous statements and proposals that we’ve regularly heard.”
The Hungarian financier is notorious for his donations to liberal causes, and his spending on the 2016 race will soon exceed the $13 million he spent in 2004.
Cristóbal Alex, president of the Latino Victory Project, told the Times that the group will be “really taking the gloves off.” He added, “We could have a giant wall built and millions of families broken apart. The country is on the precipice.”