Since 2006, Amazon employees donated 90 percent to Democratic political action committees (PACs) and a measly 10 percent to Republican PACs. This confirms Amazon’s liberal slant, which has landed the online retailer in legal trouble in many cases.
“Since 2006, 90 percent of Amazon employee contributions have been made to Democratic-aligned committees, and 10 percent to Republican,” the GovPredict study, obtained by PJ Media, reported.
The disparities remained when considering individual candidates. Of the seven politicians who received at least $50,000 from Amazon employees, six are Democrats.
A whopping 310 employees contributed to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, totaling $610,805. Another 171 contributed to Barack Obama’s campaigns, totaling $413,763. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) took third place, with $128,750 from 42 employees. Close behind her, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) took in $106,965 from 275 employees for his presidential campaign.
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) took fifth place with $95,345 from 54 Amazon employees, while Gov. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) got $57,098 from 55 employees. The majority of Amazon employees live in Washington State, which explains why Washington politicians received so many contributions from these employees.
The one Republican to receive more than $50,000 from Amazon employees, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, took in $62,400 from a mere 20 workers.
Donald Trump, the 2016 Republican presidential nominee, did not even receive the second-highest contribution for a member of his party from Amazon employees. That designation went to Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who received $39,000. Trump received $17,436 from 42 Amazon employees.
GovPredict found these results by examining contributions to federal, state, and major local elections, as well as to political organizations exempt from taxes under IRS code 527. The company analyzed 187 distinct spellings used by Amazon employees when identifying their employer on campaign filings, including “Amazon. Com,” “Amazon.Com; Inc,” and “Amazon, Kindle.”
PACs that weren’t explicitly partisan but that advocated for positions commonly found on one of the major party’s campaign platforms were categorized as Republican or Democrat.
GovPredict published a similar study two weeks ago, analyzing the federal contributions made by employees of Alphabet and its subsidiaries, one of which is Google.
The liberal culture at big tech companies has been well-documented. Earlier this year, a study found widespread fear among conservative employees at Silicon Valley companies. James Damore, the conservative Google employee who was fired for a document examining the tech gender gap, told PJ Media that conservatives are “in the closet” at Google. A group of conservatives at Facebook have started an effort to change the “political monoculture” there.
Last August, the Christian nonprofit D. James Kennedy Ministries sued Amazon and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for defamation and religious discrimination. Tech companies have relied on the far-Left SPLC’s “hate group” designations, which lump in conservative and Christian groups along with the KKK. Amazon exiled D. James Kennedy Ministries from its charity arm, Amazon Smile, because of the SPLC designation.
Democrats like Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) have called on Amazon to remove all products sold by organizations branded “hate groups” by the SPLC.
This GovPredict study only underscores the Left-wing bias at Amazon.