Monday, November 07, 2016

Election for Sale

MapD's US Political Donations map allows you to explore the donations made to the Democratic and Republican parties dating back to 2001. The map includes a number of tools which allow you to filter the map by political party, by recipient and by date.

After filtering the map by party and date you can explore details of the donations received using the markers on the map. If you select the colored markers on the map you can view details on the amount of the donation, the name of the recipient & recipient's party and the name of the donor. It is also possible to share a link to your personally filtered map.

The MapD blog has used the map to pick out a number of interesting stories that emerge from the map. These stories include an analysis of the types of donations received by both Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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