How heavily does Apple lean Democratic?

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Hint: Hillary Clinton received $1.8 million from Apple employees, Donald Trump $6,786.

 

From a study of Apple political contributions posted Thursday by Emil Pitkin’s GovPredict Blog:

  • Since 2004, 95.5% of contributions by Apple employees to local committees have gone to Democrats ($83,635 versus $3,975, respectively), and 4.5% to Republicans.
  • Since 2010, 91% of Apple employee contributions to state committees have gone to Democrats, and 9% to Republicans ($374,784 versus $39,224, respectively).
  • Since 2014, 100% of Apple employee contributions to partisan 527 organizations have gone to Democrats
  • Since 2004, 90.5% of Apple employee contributions to federal committees have gone to Democrats, and 9.5% to Republicans ($5,168,070 versus $544,154, respectively).

In total, 91% of Apple employee contributions have gone to Democrats, and 9% to Republicans.

Cue the bar chart (click to enlarge):

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This is Pitkin’s third such study. Below: The results for Amazon and Alphabet (Google).

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My take: So many questions! Why did Amazon employees contribute so much more in 2012 than 2016? Why do Google employees contribute more across the board than Apple employees? And what about this? …

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