The Geography of Political Donations

Posted on August 30th, 2012 by

MinnPost, a fabulous non-profit online journalism project aimed at raising the level of public discourse in Minnesota, has done some excellent work in visualizing spatial data. In preparation for election season, they’ve created an interactive map of political donations to presidential campaigns. If you zoom in and hover with your mouse you can get valuable detail on the political leanings of different places. One lesson is that giving is very lumpy–very few people give to campaigns. The differences in political orientation between St. Cloud and Duluth are well displayed.



  1. Mark Petersen says:

    When you click on “interactive map” it brings up a screen that says “You do not have permission to preview drafts.”

  2. Thanks. It is fixed now.