Infographic: Where Employees at Top Tech Firms Put Their Political Donations
If the political contributions from employees at the tech industry's largest companies are any indication, the presidential election may be a landslide.
Tue, October 16, 2012
CIO — While the political contributions from leading tech CEOs are a bit hard to decipher (see Tech Industry Leaders and Their Political Donations), the message from the hard-working employees at the biggest technology companies is clear. Judging from data from OpenSecrets.org at the Center for Responsive Politics, Barack Obama would win this fall's presidential election in a landslide.
OpenSecrets.org tracks the top five recipients of contributions from employees of a given company. Employees of the 20 biggest technology vendors have donated $1.7 million to the sitting president. Mitt Romney doesn't make it to the top five recipients for several IT vendors. But the sum of the donations for those in which he did amounts to $375,000--just 22 percent of what Obama received.