We continue our search to find a company more liberal than Google. If you remember, 96% of Google employee’s political donations went to Democratic candidates. We have come very close with Apple and Facebook. Since 2015, 94% of Apple employee donations went to the Democrats. Apple employees donated $6.1 million to Democrats and only $429 thousand to Republicans. Also since 2015, Facebook employees donated $4.1 million to Democratic candidates and only $231 thousand to Republicans.
After finding out that Google’s political donations are 96% to the Democrats, we have been looking at other high profile companies to get an idea of their political makeup. Interestingly we found that Goldman Sachs and Walmart have very similar donation profiles. Since 2015, 68% of Goldman’s employee donations went to the Democrats and 32% went to the Republicans. At Walmart, 69% of donations went to Democrats while 31% went to Republicans.
As you may have heard, it was recently leaked that Google employees discussed suppressing conservative news sites after the 2016 Election. We do not know if they actual did suppress conservative views, but what we do know is that the majority of Google employees are Democrat. If there are Republicans at Google, most are clearly hiding that fact.
We all know that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won the 14th district in New York, so why did she spend so much time and money outside of the Bronx/Queens. Now according to the Federal Election Committee, “Campaign funds may be used to pay the costs of travel to an activity that is related to the campaign". So if funds can only be used for activities related to the campaign, why did she expense her stay at a hotel in Wichita, Kansas. Yes, Cortez spent $614 in Kansas. How did that help her campaign?
One of the first things new candidates do is start a PAC. Because without a lot of money there is no way they are getting to Washington. Since the recent midterm elections, 4 candidates have started new Presidential PACs. None of them have yet to report in contributions, but there is plenty of time to ask for money.
In key smaller state elections, Democrats paid approx. 30% more for each vote they received. However, it is clear that both parties paid way too much for each vote. We all know that a lot of money was thrown around this election. However, when you break it down by the number of votes received you see how much the super-rich in other states are meddling in smaller states elections.
Maxine is one of the biggest polarizing politicians out there. If you are on the right, you definitely cannot stand listening to her yell “Impeach 45”. If you are on the left, you probably enjoy her as she irritates the right so much. However, if you are living in her District then you love her. Maxine won by more than 50% and spent next to nothing doing it.
Over the last 2 years, campaigns have spent more than $2 billion dollars and what do we have to show for it. The Democrats won back the House and the Republicans strengthened their position in the Senate. This basically ensures that nothing will be accomplished in the next 2 years, except for a lot of grandstanding and of course more fund raising.