Data examines feds' 2020 election donations
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Oct 27, 2020
Even though federal employees are prohibited from engaging in political activity while on the clock--including making or soliciting donations--off they clock, they have donated about $1.8 million to presidential candidates for the upcoming 2020 election, Government Executive reports.
Trump’s donations overwhelmingly came from departments of Defense and Homeland Security employees, while Biden’s supporters were mainly Labor and Justice workers, the article notes adding that overall, federal workers gave Biden a much larger average contribution of $104, compared to $69 for Trump.
The findings come from the Federal Election Commission and compiled by Government Executive, according to the report.