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Oakland Election Live Snapshot

MARCH 2020 NOVEMBER 2020
Contributions to date $426,341 $2,313,417
% of contributions from Oakland residents 45% 46%
Top 3 third-party spenders (independent expenditures)
  • NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS
  • CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ISSUES MOBILIZATION PAC
  • Oakland 2020 Committee to Replace Lynette Gibson McElhaney And Elect Carroll Fife and Rebecca Kaplan to the Oakland City Council, sponsored by Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Californians for Independent Work, Sponsored by Lyft, Inc.
  • Families and Educators for Public Education, Sponsored by Go Public Schools Advocates
  • Who is giving money to candidates?
  • How much money has each candidate collected?
  • Is the money coming from local sources?
  • What ballot measures are receiving the most funds?

This site pulls data from the City of Oakland’s campaign finance reporting database to produce easy to understand graphs that clearly show the source of campaign funds and how they are being spent to sway election results. Our goal is to increase government transparency by revealing the potential influence behind local politics.

We hope to raise awareness, promote electoral accountability, and promote civic engagement and political participation by Oakland residents.