Tuesday, October 4, 2016

From Wired: Clinton and Trump Get Most of Their Campaign Funds from These 250 Neighborhoods

More support for the argument that despite the general idea that the US is a democracy, it is actually more of a plutocracy.
- government by the richest people- a country that is ruled by the richest people
- a group of very rich people who have a lot of power
- Click here for the article.

The FEC, which compels political candidates to file regular reports on their fundraising and expenditures, provides data on funding by zip code in addition to tracking donations by employer and state. For the month of August, the 10 zip codes sending the most funding to Clinton are all on the east coast: eight in New York City, one in Washington DC, and one in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Last month wereported that Clinton took in lots of cash from the west side of Manhattan, and this month the trend continues: Clinton drew $364,000 from four West Side neighborhoods in August. Republican nominee Donald Trump, by contrast, raised that amount from his top 32 zip codes.

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