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HOW THE SKEWED DEMOGRAPHICS OF THE DONOR CLASS PULL OUR POLITICS TO THE RIGHT

Money in Politics isn't just a good government issue.

 | February 8, 2017

The prospect of big donors warping the political system loomed large in the 2016 election. On the left, Bernie Sanders warned of an “oligarchic society” in which big donors dictated the political agenda. On the right, Donald Trump mocked his opponents as “puppets” of the Koch brothers. Now that Trump is filling his administration with an unprecedented number of donors, their influence over politics is even more deserving of study. Yet so far there has been no systematic research into the demographic makeup and political views of the wealthiest donors. Who are they? What are their politics?

Our research suggests the donor class is a stratified group that does not represent the diversity of America and is politically to the right of the general population. Trump’s donors were incredibly white and extremely male: 95 percent were white, and 64 percent were white men. Hillary Clinton, who had more gender diversity among her donors, still had an overwhelmingly white donor pool. Though money in politics is normally considered to be an issue tied to class (and it is!) our new report, Whose Voice, Whose Choice?, shows that the influence of a white, wealthy, and male donor class could impede progress on gender and racial equity.

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AS DEMOCRATS TURN THEIR ATTENTION TO 2018, GETTING "MARGINAL VOTERS" TO TURN OUT WIL BE CRUCIAL

 | February 5, 2017

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CNN

EARLY VOTING DATA IN 3 KEY STATES SHOW SPIKE IN LATINO TURNOUT

CNN | November 7, 2016

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CNN Politics

DEMOCRATS TAKE THE LEAD IN FLORIDA EARLY VOTING

CNN Politics | November 5, 2016

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The Washington Post

THE EARLY VOTE SCENARIO IS BY NO MEANS UNIFORMLY GOOD FOR HILLARY CLINTON

Washington Post | November 5, 2016

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The Washington Post

EARLY VOTING BY LATINOS MAY HELP CLINTON IN SEVERAL STATES

Washington Post | November 3, 2016

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CNN Politics

EARLY VOTING UPDATE: MORE THAN 12.6 MILLION VOTES CAST

CNN Politics | October 28, 2016

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CNN Politics

EARLY VOTING NUMBERS SHOW CLINTON'S STRENGTH IN ARIZONA, OTHER BATTLEGROUNDS

CNN Politics | October 26, 2016

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CNN Politics

EARLY VOTING OFFERS POSITIVE SIGNS IN KEY STATES FOR CLINTON

CNN | October 21, 2016

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The Hill

CNN: EARLY SWING-STATE VOTING NUMBERS SHOW GOOD SIGNS FOR CLINTON

The Hill, Ballot Box Blog | October 21, 2016

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CNN Politics

MORE THAN 450,000 VOTES CAST BEFORE ANYONE HAD SEEN TRUMP'S TAPE

CNN Politics | October 11, 2016

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WNYC

REGISTERING DOMINICAN AMERICAN POLITICAL POWER

WNYC | October 6, 2016

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KIDS AT BARACK OBAMA ELEMENTARY HAVE KNOWN ONLY ONE PRESIDENT. MANY FEAR THE NEXT.

 | January 18, 2017

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The Upshot

YOU MAY NEED A STRONG STOMACH FOR THE PITFALLS OF REAL-TIME ELECTION PROJECTIONS

The Upshot | November 7, 2016

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The New York Times

HILLARY CLINTON APPEARS TO GAIN LATE MOMENTUM ON SURGE OF LATINO VOTERS

The New York Times | November 5, 2016

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The Washington Post

WHO'S VOTING EARLY? LATINO TURNOUT IS SURGING, BUT WHITE TURNOUT IS, TOO.

The Washington Post | November 4, 2016

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Arizona Central

ARIZONA LEADS NATION IN EARLY-VOTING SURGE BY LATINOS

Arizona Central | November 3, 2016

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Fortune

EARLY VOTING GIVE HILLARY CLINTON AN ADVANTAGE

Fortune | October 27, 2016

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Santa Fe New Mexican

EARLY VOTING HIKE ATTRIBUTED TO HIGH DEMOCRAT TURNOUT

Santa Fe New Mexican | October 24, 2016

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 Associate Press

EARLY VOTING: DEMOCRATS SHOW STRENGTH IN KEY BATTLEGROUNDS

Associated Press | October 21, 2016

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Bustle

EARLY VOTING RESULTS FOR 2016 REVEAL NOTHING IS LOCKED UP YET

Bustle | October 21, 2016

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The Washington Post

DID DONALD TRUMP CAUSE AN OUTSIZED SURGE IN HISPANIC VOTERS? PROBABLY NOT.

The Washington Post | October 14, 2016

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The Upshot

YOUR SURGEON IS PROBABLY A REPUBLICAN, YOUR PSYCHIATRIST PROBABLY A DEMOCRAT

The Upshot | October 6, 2016

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Vanity Fair

HOW THE CENTRAL ISSUE OF TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN COULD COST HIM THE PRESIDENCY

Vanity Fair | November 7, 2016

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The Washington Post

AN EARLY SIGN TRUMP IS BEING OUT-ORGANIZED: A BIG DEMOCRATIC ADVANTAGE IN NEVADA VOTING

The Washington Post | November 5, 2016

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The Wall Street Journal

EARLY VOTING DATA SHOWS WHO'S TURNING OUT

The Wall Street Journal | November 4, 2016

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Newsweek

CLINTON STILL HAS EDGE IN PRESIDENTIAL RACE, EARLY VOTING SHOWS

Newsweek | November 3, 2016

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The Washington Post

EARLY VOTING PREDICTS WHO WINS. THIS IS GOOD NEWS FOR DEMOCRATS.

Washington Post | November 1, 2016

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The Washington Post

HOW THE EARLY VOTE IS SHAPING UP IN TEXAS, NEVADA AND FLORIDA

The Washington Post | October 27, 2016

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The Washington Post

IN SEVERAL KEY STATES, THE EARLY VOTE HAS SHIFTED HEAVILY TO THE DEMOCRATS SINCE 2012

The Washington Post | October 21, 2016

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Fox News Latino

REGISTERED LATINO VOTERS AT RECORD HIGH OF MORE THAN 16M, NATIONAL GROUP SAYS.

Fox News Latino | October 21, 2016

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The Washington Post

EARLY VOTER REGISTRATION NUMBERS DON'T SUGGEST BIG SURGES AMONG DEMOCRATS OR WOMEN

The Washington Post | October 14, 2016

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EARLY VOTING OFFERS POSITIVE SIGNS IN KEY STATES FOR CLINTON

The New York Times | October 13, 2016

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LGBT Weekly

HRC LAUNCHES LARGEST GET-OUT-THE-VOTE EFFORT IN ITS HISTORY

LGBT Weekly | October 6, 2016

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