Big Donors & Pay-To-Play Politics

Big Donors & Pay-To-Play Politics

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States with the most money in politics

States with the most money in politics Politics on a state-by-state level is intriguing, given that so many different factors influence how people vote in a particular state. States with voters who heavily contribute to politics tend to be more controversial and often make for political battlegrounds. What’s particularly interesting to note is that some states invest heavily in one party at the state level but support the opposite one regarding national politics. Another point of interest is that most people contributing to politics in the majority of states are retired. Perhaps most importantly, the data listed here can provide an overall impression of how each state may vote in the upcoming presidential election. To find the states with the most money in politics, Stacker consulted two data sources over the 2019–2020 election cycle. Open Secrets data from August 2020 was used to find each state’s contribution to national races. Data from the National Institute on Money in Politics was used to find each state’s contribution to local and statewide races. While state and local data are exhaustive, due to differences in disclosure and contribution requirements between states and localities, it is not conclusive. Identifiers such as party affiliation may also be missing. Data points are defined below: – Average contribution per eligible voter is the total national and state contributions combined divided by the number of eligible voters in each state. The number of eligible voters per state was found using Census Bureau data from 2018. This data point also ranks states. -…
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