A Swiss billionaire reported to be more secretive about his partisan influence operations than even reviled globalist hedge-fund manager George Soros helped fund former attorney general Eric Holder’s partisan effort to force Republican legislatures to redraw their electoral maps.
Hansjörg Wyss, the founder of a medical-supplies company that was bought out by Johnson & Johnson, is a member of the cabalistic Democracy Alliance, a collection of oligarchs seeking to influence US politics while advancing a far-left agenda.
Among its beneficiaries is the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, a group co-founded by leftist powermongers including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Terry McAuliffe, a top stooge of Bill and Hillary Clinton who is currently seeking a second term as Virginia governor.
With Holder at the helm, it merged with the former Obama campaign operation, Organizing for Action, granting access to a trove of unused funds and valuable donor data.
The Washington Free Beacon reported that between 2018 and 2020, the Berger Action Fund, the advocacy arm of the Wyss Foundation, gave $3 million to the National Redistricting Action Fund—a lobbying group designated as a tax-exempt 501(c)(4) “social welfare” organization—that helps bankroll the NDRC.
An examination Wyss’s tax records also revealed that “the foreign billionaire supplied as much as 40 percent of the NRAF’s total funding in 2017-2018 and 24 percent in 2018-2019, making him one of the largest donors to the organization in those years,” the Free Beacon reported.
The NDRC—which privately has admitted that its ‘nonpartisan’ objective is to position Democrats favorably to win elections—played an important role in their 2018 takeover of the House after using court decisions to force Republican legislatures in states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Carolina to relinquish seats.
Despite its disconcerting success in using activist judges to reverse political outcomes, the group saw a key defeat after the US Supreme Court refused to rule on the legality of partisan “gerrymandering.”
Although the group claimed that the GOP drawing of the maps was racially and politically motivated, it has now set its sights on preemptively trying to exert pressure in the next round of redistricting, after several blue states lost seats in the 2020 census.
Wyss has fallen under sharper scrutiny after a recent New York Times profile, for which he refused to clarify questions about his citizenship. The Wyoming resident previously said in 2014 that he did not have permanent residency status in the US.
By law, non-citizens are severely limited in how they can contribute to American political campaigns.
Despite Wyss’s attempt to operate in the dark using a network of shady umbrella organizations to launder his donations, the Daily Caller reported that he made $41,000 in illegal contributions during the 2016 race.
Yet the dubious legality is unlikely to deter the Holder–Obama operation from cashing any checks. Chief among Holder’s contributions as head of the Justice Department was his pioneering support for the concept of “selective prosecution,” meaning that the current Biden DOJ has no duty to investigate crimes that are politically favorable to the Democrat agenda.