Actor Jon Voight alleged in a recent podcast interview that billionaire liberal philanthropist George Soros was at least in part behind former President Donald Trump’s crushing 2020 loss.
According to the Washington Examiner, the Hollywood star claimed on The Truth with Lisa Boothe that there remains “so much evidence that it was a stolen election,” and that Soros made it his mission after Trump’s 2016 win to “never let this happen again.”
Courts have consistently thrown out cases from the Trump campaign and others alleging improprieties in the 2020 presidential race, as Reuters notes. Still, Voight’s comments come as challenges to the count continue in states including Georgia and Arizona.
“He meant it”
Speaking with host Lisa Boothe, Voight didn’t hold back in naming Soros outright.
“I take this back to the moment when Soros realized that Trump had been elected by the American people, and he said, ‘This is a disaster.’ And he meant it,” the actor said, according to the Examiner.
Voight also claimed it was Soros “and the Democrat leadership and all of the people on the left who gathered together to stop [Trump] and to make sure that this next election [in 2020] would not repeat itself.”
Turning the tide
“They just weren’t gonna let it happen,” Voight added, as the Examiner reported. “So that you get all of these things about, you know, weakening all the ability for people to make a proper vote and be properly counted. And that’s what they did all across the country.”
He went on: “They used every method and encouraged every kind of bad behavior… And it turned the tide.”
.@jonvoight on the 2020 election: “There’s so much evidence that it was a stolen election. I take this back to the moment when Soros realized that Trump had been elected by the American people and he said, this is a disaster. And he meant it.”
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) May 26, 2021
Across the country
Even as evidence remains scarce, others besides Voight also remain steadfast in their allegations that fraud or misconduct in the 2020 election tainted the results. According to The New York Times, a recent court ruling means “portions of the vote will be inspected for a fourth time” in the state of Georgia.
Meanwhile, an audit in Arizona’s Maricopa County remains ongoing.
In Georgia, the suit challenging the election results was launched by Garland Favorito, who told the Associated Press in an interview that his goal is to find the truth. “What is the truth of this election?” he pressed. “Don’t tell us what the results are and then hide it from us and pretend we have to accept whatever you tell us.”