Data reveals federal employees donated much more to Clinton than Trump

Federal employees have apparently been donating a lot more money to Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump.

The Hill reports that as of the end of September, 95 percent of the $2 million in donations employees gave to the presidential candidates went to Clinton.

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In terms of dollar amount, Clinton received over $1.85 million in donations from federal employees, while Trump received just more than $106,500.

The paper analyzed presidential campaign contributions from employees who work for 14 government agencies.

It may not come as a surprise that the former Secretary of State received over 99 percent of the presidential contributions State Department employees gave.

See the cities that donate most to Clinton:

Hillary Clinton campaign contributions by city
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Hillary Clinton campaign contributions by city
Hillary Clinton (Reuters)

15. Denver, Colorado - $2.4M

14. Arlington, Virginia - $2.41M

13. Boston, Massachusetts - $2.72M

11. Bethesda, Maryland - $2.97M

11. Austin, Texas - $2.97M

10. Atlanta, Georgia - $3M

9. Dallas, Texas - $3.08M

8. Houston, Texas - $3.97M

7. Seattle, Washington - $4.36M

6. Brooklyn, New York - $5.36M

5. Chicago, Illinois - $6.4M

4. San Francisco, California - $9.96M

3. Los Angeles, California - $10.2M

2. Washington, D.C. - $14.3M

1. New York, New York - $30.8M


Trump has been critical of Clinton's handling of the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack that claimed the lives of two of the department's employees as well as two contractors.

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Interestingly, 97 percent of Justice Department employees who made presidential campaign contributions gave to Clinton. This summer, the department wrapped up its investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State.

Trump did a little bit better with Defense Department employees. He got 16 percent of their contributions — but Clinton got the other 84 percent.

Eighty-eight percent of Veterans Affairs employee contributions went to Clinton, while 12 percent went to Trump.

The Hill compared its breakdown of federal employee contributions to those made in 2012.

See the cities that donate the most to Trump:

Donald Trump campaign contributions by city
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Donald Trump campaign contributions by city

15. Charlotte, North Carolina - $268k

14. Indianapolis, Indiana - $268k

13. San Diego, California - $308k

12. Fort Worth, Texas - $312k

11. Phoenix, Arizona - $318k

10. Los Angeles, California - $404k

9. Scottsdale, Arizona - $424k

8. Naples, Florida - $474k

7. Austin, Texas - $501k

6. Las Vegas, Nevada - $508k

5. San Antonio, Texas - $661k

4. Atlanta, Georgia - $691k

3. New York, NY - $900k

2. Dallas, Texas - $1.13M

1. Houston, Texas - $1.5M


Republican nominee Mitt Romney received nearly three times the percentage of contributions as Trump.

Under the Hatch Act, federal employees can't participate in political activities while on duty.

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