Admin and Faculty of Southern Methodist U. Overwhelmingly Donate to Democrats
“administrators donated exclusively to Democrat political candidates and politicians”
Everyone in academia thinks diversity is more important than anything. Except when it comes to politics.
Campus Reform reports:
EXCLUSIVE REPORT: 100 percent of SMU administrators, 98.8 percent of faculty donate to Dems
Southern Methodist University might be the home of former President George W. Bush’s presidential library, but the overwhelming majority of faculty members and administrators at the Dallas-area school don’t share the 43rd president’s party affiliation.
Campus Reform analyzed the donation records of Southern Methodist University employees from 2017-2018, using publicly available records from the Federal Election Commission, in order to determine the political leanings of faculty and administrators at the college.
According to a Campus Reform analysis, 100 percent of all SMU administrators who donated to political candidates or causes gave a total of $13,598.50 to Democrat politicians or Democrat organizations, such as the Progressive Turnout Project and Battleground Texas.
In total, SMU employees donated $85,037.43 from 2017-2018. Of that amount, 98.5 percent were made to Democrat politicians or Democrat organizations, while just 1.6 percent of the donations were made to Republican politicians or Republican organizations.
SMU faculty members, specifically, donated a total of $65,253.99 to politicians or political organizations. They contributed 98.8 percent of the money to Democrat politicians or organizations, such as Act Blue and Swing Left. Just 1.2 percent of donations went to Republican politicians or Republican causes.
Meanwhile, SMU administrators donated exclusively to Democrat political candidates and politicians, such as Beto O’Rourke and Jon Ossoff, who ran for Congress in 2017 in Georgia’s sixth congressional district. SMU administrators also donated to Democrat organizations, like Emily’s List, which advocates for abortion access. SMU administrators made no donations to Republican politicians or Republican organizations from 2017-2018.
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