Paul L. Caron

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Professors Have Given Seven Times As Much To Biden Than To Trump

Inside Higher Ed, Higher Ed Gave Five Times As Much To Biden Than Trump:

IHEThough the nation finds itself deeply divided, it’s clear whom employees at the nation’s higher education institutions are supporting financially in the presidential race.

According to federal elections records, those who listed their employer as a college or university have given Democratic candidate Joe Biden about $4.9 million in contributions, more than five times as much as the $890,000, including donations from for-profit college executives, that they have given President Trump.

The contributions to Biden have come widely, from about 8,800 donors, compared to the 2,800 higher education employees who want to see another four years of a Trump administration.

Even more pronounced are whom those college or university employees, who listed their occupation either as professor, instructor or teacher, are giving to. The educators have given about $2.7 million to Biden, according to Federal Election Commission records in the election cycle beginning in January 2019 -- or seven times as much as the $353,00 they have to Trump. ...

The list of institutions whose employees have given the most to Biden’s campaign is topped by major universities. Employees of the University of California system have given Biden $186,000, followed by the $152,000 donated by employees at Stanford University and the $135,000 donated by Georgetown University workers.

Illustrating the wide gap in support, employees of the top institution supporting Trump, the University of Texas system, gave only $18,000 to the president. However, University of Texas workers gave twice that much to Biden, $38,5000.

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I'm actually shocked...That's WAAAAAYYYYY more than I would have thought would have donated to Trump. I would have through 20-30 times more. 7 times is actually a huge improvement!

Posted by: Mark B | Sep 17, 2020 11:39:29 AM

I wonder how many of the Trump contributions came from employees of Trump University.

Posted by: Just Curious | Sep 17, 2020 1:13:59 PM

These professor drawn to Biden's sharp, incisive mind, as well as his ability to respond eloquently and extemporally to questions on a wide array of topics. We've perhaps never had a presidential candidate this brilliant. Watch that here.

Posted by: Mike Perry | Sep 17, 2020 1:43:25 PM

Yeah, no kidding. Academia has been captured. But the war is not yet won by the marxists. Stay tuned.

Posted by: Anon | Sep 17, 2020 1:45:54 PM

If they're at public universities, and have tenure, then that's de facto a transfer of taxpayer money to the Biden campaign. So much for the party that wants to get money out of politics.

Posted by: MM Classic | Sep 21, 2020 6:55:22 PM