South Orange residents overwhelmingly donated more to President Obama’s re-election campaign this past year, with more than $271,000 in contributions, according to a new interactive map released by NJ Spotlight.
Obama’s campaign received 1,586 contributions totalling $271,161 to Mitt Romney’s 59 campaign contributions, totalling $19,842.
The map, compiled by NJ Spotlight from an analysis of Federal Election Commission data, breaks down the number and amount of contributions by zip code. Each zip code is colored red, Republican, or blue, Democrat, depending on which party received the most in contributions. Obama led New Jersey by $1.3 million more in donations than received by Romney.
Essex County is shown split between Republican, red, and Democrats, blue. Traditionally, Western Essex leans Republican, while towns in the eastern part of the county lean Democratic. For more details, go to the NJ Spotlight map.