George Soros, a billionaire financier from Hungary, has created quite the reputation for his involvement in the american political system. He has always been a large contributor to campaigns of politicians who directly aligned with his liberal world view. George Soros has, for years, been a champion for liberal business mandates and government regulations regarding business practices. George Soros not only donates to campaigns which align with these views, but he is unmatched in his financial support of most of these endeavors. His support of the Hilary Clinton presidential campaign, for example, made him one of the largest campaign contributors in United States presidential election history.
Soros names as one of the chief reasons for his generosity concerning political prospects, his great concern for the direction and future of american politics. Soros is famous for his opinions regarding the state of the political system onpolitico.com, and has recently voiced his disapproval with the election system in general. In the current presidential election, for example, there has been a large outcry from the general public regarding the selection of candidates. In this election process, more than any previous one, it seems that the public consensus is that the front runners in each major political party are not extremely popular with voters. In fact, if the choice of presidential candidates in the major election in November of 2016 is between Hilary Clinton, the democratic nominee front runner, and Donald Trump, the republican party nominee front runner, voters are likely to avoid voting in numbers larger than they have in any other general election. George Soros has been noted as having a major problem with the system that has caused this development.
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George Soros is reportedly fighting for the democratic party nominee to be decided by popular vote rather than super delegate votes in the democratic primaries. Bernie Sanders, the second runner up in the democratic pool of candidates, would obviously be much more of a threat to Hilary Clinton if the decision was actually made based on what the voters decide. George Soros believes that the present election system allows candidates with more celebrity power and funding to exercise an enormous amount of power, and does not create a political atmosphere where the voters and the issues really count. Many voters agree with him. A large percentage of the american population who are planning to vote in the democratic primaries believe that Bernie Sanders is more representative of the values they hold dear. These voters also believe that the current election system, which allows super delegate votes to have more of an impact on elections that the votes of the American people, is outdated and gives an extremely unfair advantage to wealthy individuals and politicians.