by Kim S. Nash

Infographic: Where Employees at Top Tech Firms Put Their Political Donations

News Analysis
Oct 16, 20121 min
GovernmentTechnology Industry

If the political contributions from employees at the tech industry's largest companies are any indication, the presidential election may be a landslide.

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 at the Center for Responsive Politics, Barack Obama would win this fall’s presidential election in a landslide. 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.

Where Employees at Leading Tech Firms Put Their Political Donations
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Kim Nash is a senior editor for CIO Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @knash99. Follow everything from on Twitter @CIOonline, on Facebook, and on Google +.