Stanford University employees among top contributors to Kamala Harris' former presidential campaign
- A Campus Reform analysis found that employees at Stanford University were among the top contributors to Kamala Harris’ 2020 presidential campaign, giving more than $31,000.
- Meanwhile, individual contributions to President Donald Trump from employees at Stanford amounted to less than $8,000.
Employees at Stanford University were among the top contributors to Sen. Kamala Harris' 2020 presidential campaign, according to an analysis of Federal Election Commission Data by Campus Reform.
Stanford University employees individually donated a combined $31,735.93 to Harris’ 2020 presidential campaign, making Stanford employees the 12th largest source of individual donations to her presidential bid. Stanford University employees contributed more than those who work for the State of California, the City of New York, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
In comparison, employees at Stanford University gave just $7,951.42 to President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
Administrators within the Stanford University system gave $10,865 to her campaign, and faculty members gave $14,191.39. Staff members gave $6,682.54.
Based on data collected by the National Association of Scholars, the Stanford University ratio of donations to Democrats compared with Republicans is quite common among universities in America. According to the organization’s study, which sampled 12,372 professors from across the country, there were “10,260 nondonors, 2,081 Democratic donors, 22 Republican donors, and 9 donors to both parties across both election cycles.”
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Other results from the study found that the overall donation ratio between Democratic and Republican candidates was 95:1, meaning “the donations are almost exclusively to Democratic candidates and committees” and that “donations are skewed in favor of the Democrats.”
Campus Reform reached out to Stanford University for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.
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