Friday, August 09, 2019

LA Donations to the Democrats

Last week the New York Times published Detailed Maps of the Donors Powering the 2020 Democratic Campaigns. These maps reveal where in the country each of the Democratic hopefuls have raised the most money. The Los Angeles Times has now taken a more detailed look at where the $13 million donated to Democratic challengers in Los Angeles County has come from and where it is going.

Which Democrat is Your LA Bloc Backing includes an interactive map which colors individual blocs in Los Angeles County to show which Democratic challenger has received the most in donations in each bloc. If you hover over individual blocs on the map you can view how much money was donated to each of the candidates. Overall Kamala Harris has raised the most money in the county. She has raised more than twice the amount raised by Bernie Sanders. Joe Biden has received just over a third of the total received by Kamala Harris.

The LA Times has also created individual maps for each of the Democratic challengers showing how much money they received in each bloc in Los Angeles County. These individual maps show that Kamala Harris has received a lot of her donations from wealthy Westside areas. Bernie Sanders on the other hand is less reliant on wealthy backers and has received lots of smaller donations more evenly spread across the whole county.

Last week the LA Times also published a national interactive map showing Where the 2020 Democrats raised the most money. This map got a little ignored in the very popular response to the NYT's similar national map of donations to the Democratic challengers. These national maps reveal that Bernie Sanders has received the most in political donations across the whole of the country.

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