by Thomas Lifson
Hansjörg Wyss is accelerating a $100 million registration and get-out-the-vote plan in order to more quickly impact elections and the U.S. policy landscape
The Democratic Party is collaborating with a foreign billionaire who has repeatedly violated our laws by illegally contributing to elections here, in a project to achieve its progressive agenda by “altering the electorate,” according to an authentic-looking document leaked by a hacker of the DNC computers who uses the name Guccifer 2.0. Can you say, “Sinister global cabal”?
Lachlan Markay of the Free Beacon highlights this revelation from the DNC Hack:
A Swiss billionaire and seven-figure Clinton Foundation donor is pouring millions of dollars into a nonprofit voter registration and turnout operation and appears to have shared information about the project with the Democratic Party, a leaked document reveals.On the surface, voter registration drives are supposedly nonpartisan and a public service, hence qualifying for charitable tax-deductible (i.e., taxpayer-subsidized) status. But in practice, mobilizing those who are apathetic enough to require external stimulus to register and vote usually means helping Democrats, who depend on poorly-informed people voting on the basis of emotion and casual impressions based on the simplistic propaganda coming their way. And, in fact, the leaked memorandum entitled “Wyss Foundation Democracy Strategy Discussion Memo,” acknowledges as much.
Hansjörg Wyss is accelerating a $100 million registration and get-out-the-vote plan in order to more quickly impact elections and the U.S. policy landscape, according to a document detailing the proposed work by his charitable group, the Wyss Foundation.
Unmarried women, youth, and people of color – low-income populations who tend to be reliably progressive on economic and women’s inequality issues—do not participate equally in the democratic process. They are not registered, don’t turnout, and drop-off in non-presidential years. Since elected officials respond more to their voting constituents, policies are more conservative than the preferences of the young, unmarried, of-color majority. If low-income people voted at the same rate as high-income people, it would be easier to achieve the Foundation’s policy goals and it would ensure that the victories lasted beyond the foundation.The memo acknowledges the partisan (this memo was shared with the Democrats only) political motivation for its “charitable” activity:
1. In the short-term, highly-targeted (but relatively expensive) strategies could be used to increased registration – and ultimately participation – by the emerging progressive majority, closing the voting gap faster and substantially advancing the Foundation’s policy agenda by:The memo foresees eventually relying on government funding to gin-up participation by casually-engaged or unengaged potential voters after a tipping point is reached through its relatively expensive privately funded efforts.
- Creating a surge of registration in tipping-point geographies to accelerate change;
- Engaging the new majority in the political system around the Foundation’s issue-agenda, through political engagement in a limited set of states important to our issue work and through targeted communications work to reach key demographics about the importance of voting.
We believe these efforts will alter the electorate….But this will take time and money, so the memo outlines where its funds can best be applied, and seeks other private funds, in conjunction with the DNC’s efforts. “Given the high cost, this would have to be done in partnership with other funders.”
The Wyss Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, meaning it cannot finance explicitly political projects. But the group sees opportunities to shift the electorate in ways that advance its policy agenda under a nonpartisan banner.Other members of the Democracy Alliance include George Soros, Peter Lewis, and Herb and Marion Sandler, whose World Savings issued lots of mortgages that defaulted in the 2008 meltdown, but because it was sold to Wachovia Bank (which subsequently failed owing to the vast liabilities it had acquired from the Sandlers) with remarkably good timing, the Sandlers emerged with billions of dollars of wealth.
The foundation did not respond to questions about its funding plan and why its strategy memo ended up in the hands of the Democratic National Committee. It was one of a number of internal documents released by a hacker who claims to have breached the DNC computer network.
Wyss, a Swiss citizen, has donated to numerous federal and state political campaigns despite legal bans on political contributions by foreign nationals. While the law provides exceptions for lawful permanent residents, Wyss revealed in 2014 that he does not have a U.S. green card.
In addition to political campaigns, Wyss has generously supported the Clinton Foundation. The foundation’s website states the Wyss Charitable Endowment has given it between $1 million and $5 million.
Wyss’ now-defunct HJW Foundation previously employed Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, who received $87,083 from the group in 2013 for consulting services.
Podesta is the founder and former chairman of the Clinton-friendly Center for American Progress. Wyss is a CAP board member and has donated more than $1 million to the group since 2011.
The Wyss Foundation is also a member of the Democracy Alliance, a leading left-wing donor club that is financing efforts similar to the foundation’s work on registration and turnout operations.
All of these billionaires are committed to this same sort of fundamental transformation, mobilizing and manipulating casual and uninformed voters to support their agenda.
And now we know they are part of an international plot.
Don’t expect the mainstream media to get too interested in this, though, because it might interfere with the Democrats’ agenda to gain control and work for the little people, just as Hillary has done with her Wall Street pals.
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