Research undertaken by Buzzfeed found that Hillary Clinton has gathered thirty times more monetary donations than Donald Trump.
The donations have come from large, influential and revolutionary technology companies. The funds have accumulated to approximately $4.4 million [3.5 million]. In comparison, Trump has just $146,000 [£132,689].
Companies that have donated include: Dell, HP, Amazon, Intel, Oracle and Uber. Google along with parent company, Alphabet have made the most contributions. According to Buzzfeed the multinational company has given these funds ‘directly’ or through ‘authorised communities’.
Other large tech companies that have given top donations include: Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce and Apple. The tech giant Apple has reportedly given $500,000 [£454,413].
Popular social media networks, Twitter and Facebook have also made generous donations, with Twitter donating $92,000 [£75,180] to Clinton. With Trump receiving less than $4,000 [£3,268].
Figures such as these highlight that the majority of corporate America have invested the most money and support in Clinton’s campaign. The political involvemen of such companies once again, underlined the influence that money has on politics.
In 2014, the Supreme Court refused to impose restrictions on political donations to candidates and committees. Lack of limitations have allowed Clinton’s Federal election commission account to reach great heights.
With only days of the presidential campaign left, Clinton remains with $62.4m [50.9m] of campaign funds. This is a figure which is four times greater than that of Trump’s.