Disheartened by narrow senatorial defeats in Florida, Wyoming, Indiana and other Trump Republican states, George Soros has hatched a plan to move surplus Democratic voters out of the darkest blue state of California and into those slightly pinkish states before the 2020 presidential election.
Since California has 3.5 million more registered Democrats than Republicans, with the Democratic candidate for governor garnering 1.3 million more votes than his opponent, Democratic strategists are enticed by the offer from Soros. A mere 170,000 voters settled in Florida, North Dakota and Wyoming would have been enough to turn the senate races in those states into Democratic victories, giving the Democrats a 51-49 edge in the senate.
Finding 50,000 Californians to send to Florida for permanent residence wouldn't be a problem. Getting 80,000 to settle in Wyoming, or 40,000 in North Dakota, might be more difficult. Should Soros opt for a fourth state, it might be Missouri [150,000]. Indiana [200,000] or Texas [250,000]. Most likely, the plan, if implemented, would be limited to those first three states.
To reduce the cost to Soros and the Democratic party, the plan would encourage senior citizen retirees, particularly those receiving California's gold-plated public employee pensions with elaborate health benefits, to move to Florida. Soros would pay moving costs and offer each emigre an annual cash bonus, the amount not yet determined. Failure to register or vote at the new location would impose unspecified penalties on the migrant.
How to get anyone to move to North Dakota or Wyoming? One option calls for the migrant to stay a fixed period of time, followed by a return to California, to be replaced by another immigrant. Another possibility is that Soros will offer an annual subsidy for as long as the California emigre stays there and votes.
Election law experts are unsure of the legality of the Soros proposal. Since no one is actually paid to vote for a specific candidate, it may not violate election law.
So far, no Republican billionaire has offered to send two million voters into California.