Funding data published by the Federal Elections Commission reveals that the largest donors to Bernie Sanders’ election campaign PACs were employees of tech companies. Employees of Google parent company Alphabet donated the most, at a little over a quarter of a million dollars, while Apple employees collectively donated $85k.
Microsoft, Amazon, AT&T and Intel also appeared high in the list.
Under federal law, all Political Action Committees receiving individual contributions of more than $200 must ask the donor’s occupation and employer. Donors are not obliged to answer, but if they do, the information must be disclosed. The law is primarily intended to identify cases of companies making contributions disguised as individual donations, a concern that clearly doesn’t apply to the relatively small totals seen here.
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