The big donors don’t control a lot of votes. Will those big donors donate enough money to gather not only a majority of illegals’ votes but the votes lost due to the lowering of economic opportunities and violation of rule-of-law that would drive away any sane conservative? The answer is a resounding NO!
Do these big donors realize that making illegals legal will raise the cost of those illegal workers?
Perhaps those big donors are mostly Democrats and this article overlooks that?
The votes that money controls are the ones that make the Laws, or decide not to Enforce the Constitution OR Laws they don't like. Big money controls the votes in Government, and the Candidates that We The People are "given" to vote for....without the $$$$ and State-Run-Media, you get what the GOP-E (via the Donors' choices) and the Progressives (via their Donors' choices) to further enrich and reward their Companies and Executives with the Legislation and Rules they decide to provide them.
“The big donors dont control a lot of votes.”
However, legislators, members of Congress, county commissioners, etc. tend to have better hearing when the person speaking to them is speaking in $$$ and not as to what the best policy actually is.
You're right in that most "legalized" illegals will vote for Democrats no matter how much liberal Republicans pander to them. The Democrats have been playing this game longer and better than the GOP, and neither blacks nor hispanics will forget it.
The trouble is, no matter how many times the GOP betrays conservatives and runs lackluster (or worse) candidates, threats among rightwing voters to defect to a third party never materialize. Every four years, the refrain from the GOP is "where else are you going to go?" or "do you really want the Democrat to win," and conservatives run back to the GOP plantation with their tail between their legs.
Maybe this needs to change. If having a few more liberal democrats as POTUS is what it takes to either get the GOP's act in order or successfully launch a third party, so be it. It isn't as though the last crop of Republicans is much better than their "opponents."
“Perhaps those big donors are mostly Democrats and this article overlooks that?”
Either Democrats or RINOs who wish to be “socially acceptable” with the Manhattan, Hollywood and Washington cocktail party crowd more than they support the good of the nation as a whole.