UVa Employee Donations Down to a Mere 91% for Dems

The percentage of campaign donations from University of Virginia employees fell from 95% in 2020 to only 91% this electoral season, according to data compiled from Federal Election Commission records by Walter Smith, a member of The Jefferson Council.

Polls show that Hispanics, Blacks and suburban White women are deserting the Democratic Party in droves this year. Of course, there aren’t many of those constituencies at UVa. The university population represents in its purist form the Whites-with-advanced-college-degrees demographic. When you lose 4% of those people, you know the Dems are in trouble!

What else do these numbers tell us? We already knew in 2020 that, among the university faculty, staff and other employees who made contributions, only 5% swam against the anti-Trump tide of that year. This year we discover that UVa has a swing vote amounting to 4% of employees employee donors.

If campaign donors are representative of the broader UVa population, these numbers suggest that at least one out of eleven UVa employees can be classified as a conservative, libertarian, moderate or independent!

Woohoo! That’s real intellectual diversity for you!

Not.

If you find yourself bitterly disappointed by eroding political support for lefties at UVa, there’s always the University of Richmond. Ninety-five percent of UR employee donations still went to Democrats this year, Smith says.

— JAB

Update: The original version of this post inadvertently implied that 91% of all University of Virginia employees donated to Democrats. We have amended the text to make it clear that among employees who made donations, 91% gave to Democrats.

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Tony Medley
Tony Medley
1 month ago

Seriously? Applauding the fact that 91% of UVA employees still contribute to Dimms because that’s a 4% drop is akin to putting lipstick on a pig.

Tony Medley
Tony Medley
1 month ago
Reply to  jimbacon1953

No, sorry but sarcasm is often difficult to decipher in serious articles. But it is a relief to know you were not serious.

Geoffrey close
Geoffrey close
1 month ago

To quote the NY state Governor candidate
“ White suburban women who vote Republican are like roaches voting for Raid!” Wonder how White women feel about being accused of being “cock roaches”? Guess the candidate should know as NYC is the cock roach capital of the world

GRob
GRob
1 month ago

Wow! This is progress.
Note that in the 2016 presidential election:
95% of government political contributions went to Hillary.
97% of Justice Department contributions went to Hillary.
94% of IRS contributions went to Hillary.
99% of State Department contributions went to Hillary.
99.7% of Education Department contributions went to Hillary.
Any progress reducing the Deep State is welcome.

John Buckley
John Buckley
1 month ago

When you report that 91% of employees donated to Democrats, I imagine you mean instead that, of the subset of those who did indeed make political donations, 91% gave to Democrats. I cannot believe that 91% of ALL employees gave political donations of any kind. Most people do not give political donations whatsoever.