President Biden raised millions of dollars from employees at Silicon Valley technology firms in his race to win the election, with donations from staffers at Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple outpacing other corporate donors.
The numbers, according to an analysis of newly released campaign finance reports, show how Big Tech’s rank and file backed Biden overwhelmingly.
The president raised about $15 million from employees at these firms, making them the five largest aggregate corporate donors to Biden’s campaign and joint fundraising committee, records show. Corporations cannot give directly to campaigns, but their employees can, providing a window into the political leanings of their staff.
Employees of Google and Alphabet gave Biden about $5.3 million, with donations from staff at Facebook coming in around $1.9 million, $2.6 million at Amazon, $3.2 million at Microsoft, and $1.9 million from Apple, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.
Former President Donald Trump raised significantly less from Big