Nearly All Of Silicon Valley’s Political Money Has Gone To Clinton
As the race for the White House enters its final phase, Hillary Clinton’s campaign boasts a huge financial advantage over Donald Trump’s. She’s managed to raise an average of $697,000 every day compared to Trump’s $226,000. As of last week, the Democratic nominee had $153 million in the bank, considerably more than her Republican rival’s $68 million. That ensures she’ll be able to keep her political operations at full throttle right up to the very end of the campaign.
As the dust finally begins to settle on all of that relentless fundraising, some interesting patterns are starting to emerge, especially regarding the influence of various industries on both campaigns. One of the most gaping disparities comes from America’s tech industry which overwhelmingly donated to Clinton. According to website Crowdpac, technology companies donated just under $16 million to the presidential candidates and of that amount, Trump received $706,000 compared to Clinton’s $15 million.