Only 8 Percent of Donations From Major Tech Company Employees in 2018 Are to Republicans

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Employees of Facebook, Twitter and Google have overwhelmingly favored Democrats in their political donations in this year's midterm elections.

Only $176,000, or about 8 percent of the $2.4 million donated by employees of the tech giants Facebook, Twitter, and Google in the 2018 cycle have gone to Republicans, Fox News reported, citing Federal Election Commission filings.

The donations are almost triple the amount given by such employees in the last midterms. Workers at those companies donated a total of $838,000 to Senate and House candidates in 2014, with $259,000 going to Republicans (31 percent) and $679,000 going to Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive politics.

Google employees favored Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke in their donations by a 124-to-1 margin over Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas). They gave nearly $31,000 to O'Rourke, while one Google worker gave Cruz $250.

Tech companies have faced charges of bias in favor of liberals for years. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has acknowledged Silicon Valley is extremely left-leaning, and Facebook's top executives were in close proximity to the Hillary Clinton campaign. The social media company also faced a staff revolt when one executive showed up in support of Brett Kavanaugh at his Supreme Court confirmation hearing.

The Washington Free Beacon reported in 2016 on Google search results showing favorability to Clinton, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said his company was so liberal that conservative workers there "don’t feel safe to express their opinions."

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