“For every $1 that employees at the world’s biggest technology companies donated to Donald Trump, they gave $60 to Hillary Clinton,” Ari Levy reports for CNBC. “People who work at Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon sent a total of $3 million to the Democratic presidential nominee ahead of the 2016 election on Tuesday, compared with just over $50,000 to her Republican challenger, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.”

“Said differently, as of October 19, Clinton attracted 97 percent of big tech money, with the remaining 3 percent split between Trump, Libertarian Gary Johnson, and Green Party nominee Jill Stein,” Levy reports. “‘Ninety-seven percent support of Clinton is mindblowing and really suggests that we’re pounding the table,’ said Kate Mitchell, a partner at venture firm Scale Venture Partners in Foster City, California. ‘We think her business policies are going to be friendlier.'”

“As part of his plan to return jobs to the U.S. and eliminate trade subsidies to countries like China, Trump has on multiple occasions said that he’d demand Apple start manufacturing iPhones domestically,” Levy reports. “He has slammed Amazon for allegedly not paying its fair share of taxes, and attacked CEO Jeff Bezos, who owns the Washington Post, for what he called the use of the newspaper as a ‘tool for political power.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: Blessedly, the race for 2016 is almost over! (Even as the race for 2020 has already begun.)

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