Bernie Sanders tops list for most donations from Apple employees


Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at an event in Des Moines, Iowa.
Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at an event in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Big Tech employees are feeling the Bern as the U.S. presidential primary season shifts into full gear. New fundraising data disclosed this week reveals that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has raised more money from the country’s top tech companies than any other presidential candidate.

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter employees donated nearly $270,000 to Sanders’ bid to take the White House, with nearly half of that money coming from Google. Check out the full breakdown by company:

Google employees are the biggest Bernie fans.
Photo: Vox

Apple and Google employees were also big supporters of Sanders’ previous campaign in 2016. Sanders isn’t the biggest fan of Apple, though. He recently slammed the company’s $2.5 billion housing fund and has echoed President Donald Trump’s call for Apple to make more of its products in the United States

Entrepreneur and long-shot candidate Andrew Yang received the second-highest amount of money from tech employees, racking up $230,000 in donations last quarter. Yang’s bid might be coming to an end soon, though. He suffered from a poor showing in the recent Iowa caucuses and fired a large part of his staff as a result.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren came in third, according to the latest fundraising data, with about $170,000 in donations, while Pete Buttigieg raised about $120,000. Vox reports that Buttigieg received the widest support among Silicon Valley’s wealthy outside the top companies. Meanwhile, former Vice President Joe Biden struggled the most to raise money from tech employees, only netting around $40,000.

The top candidates remaining in the Democratic presidential Primaries are set to debate in New Hampshire tonight. Apple partnered with ABC News to stream the event. You can submit questions to the candidates through the Apple News app — and possibly have yours asked on air.