New interactive map lets you follow the money behind the election – Mashable

A new project from Bing is making it easier than ever to keep track of campaign finance. The interactive map offers an insight into state-by-state spending for all of the presidential candidates this cycle. Hillary Clinton’s campaign has spent substantially more than Donald Trump’s, though both dwarf the conservative amounts invested by the Independent candidates Libertarian Gary Johnson and Jill Stein of the Green Party.

Key Takeaways:

  • A new project from Microsoft’s Bing and political tech firm Circa Victor looks to answer where the billions of dollars in the election came about.
  • Using Circa Victor can also give you a breakdown of each candidate’s leanings on particular political issues.
  • The software also gives a breakdown where the candidate is spending by state.

“The company claims the entire process is quick enough that it oftentimes updates before donations are officially tallied and tracked.”