2020 Presidential Candidates

Continually affecting issues such as surveillance and cyber-security, technology has a powerful impact on our society. With the approach of the 2020 Presidential election, it’s imperative for the citizenry to be made aware of the various technological stances and affiliations concerning our candidates. The graphs and tables below are intended to provide the citizenry with that information.

The “Voting Score” graphs are based on how candidates have voted on several categories of tech-related legislation in the past, while the tables under each candidates’ section hold links to the legislation they’ve voted on (or opted not to vote on if that were an option). The “+” and “-” symbols indicate how that specific piece of legislation aligns with the perspective of EFF-Austin. The scoring was done by analyzing how candidates have voted (yes, no or did not vote) on legislation that does or doesn’t align with EFF-Austin’s Perspective.

If there is no Voting Score for a Candidate, that means there is no voting history.

The Funding Frequency Graphs are based on how often different categories of entities contribute to each candidate. Not the dollar amount of funding coming from each category.

The following information is based on a consolidation of credible research done by Project Vote Smart and Opensecrets.org.

John Delaney

Surveilliance/PrivacyPatentsCivil LibertiesEnergy/ResourcesData/CyberSecurity Telecom, ISP, FCC
H Amdt 413+ H Amdt 521 +H Amdt 498+ H Amdt 499 + HR 624+ H Amdt 1093 +
H Amdt 935+ HR 3309 + HR 3811+ S J Res 34
HR 3361+H Amdt 524+ HR 1123 +
HR 2666

Robert “Beto” O’Rourke

Surveillance/Privacy Patents Civil Liberties/Civil Rights Energy/Resources Data/CyberSecurity Telecom, ISP, FCC
H Amdt 413 + H Amdt 521+ H Amdt 498 + H Amdt 498+

HR 624 + H Amdt 1093 +
H Amdt 935 + H Amdt 524 + H Amdt 499+

HR 3811 + S J Res 34
H Amdt 815 + HR 3309 + H Amdt 503 + S J Res 34 HR 3361 +
HR 3361 +

Amy Klobuchar

Civil Liberties/Civil Rights Survelliance/Privacy Telecom, ISP, FCC Data/CyberSecurity E-Commerce
HR 6304 + HR 6304 + S Amdt 5064 + S 3414 + S 743 +
S Amdt 5064 + S Amdt 5064 + S J Res 6 + S 754 +
S Amdt 3910 + S Amdt 3910 + S 2685 + S J Res 34
HR 5949 R 5949 HR 2048 +
S 2685 + S 2685 + S J Res 34
HR 2048 + S Amdt 2564 + S J Res 52 +
S J Res 52 + S 1927 S 2248
S 2248 HR 2048 + S Amdt 3907 +
S Amdt 3907+ S 2248 +
S Amdt 3907 +

Cory Booker

Survelliance/Privacy Telecom, ISP, FCC Civil Liberties/Civil Rights Data/CyberSecurity
S 2685 + S 2685 + S 2685 + S 754 +
S Amdt 2564 + HR 2048 + HR 2048 + S J Res 34
HR 2048 + S J Res 34 S J Res 52 +
S J Res 52 +

Tulsi Gabbard

Survelliance/Privacy Patents Civil Liberties/Civil Rights Data/CyberSecurity Telecom, ISP, FCC E-Commerce Energy/Resources
H Amdt 413 + H Amdt 521 + H Amdt 498 + HR 624 + H Amdt 1093 + HR 4361 + H Amdt 498 +
H Amdt 935 + H Amdt 524 + HR 1123 + HR 3811 + S J Res 34 H Amdt 499 +
H Amdt 815 + HR 3309 + HR 4361 + HR 1644 + H Amdt 503 +
HR 3361 + S J Res 34 HR 1123 +
HR 1123 + HR 2666
HR 3361 +

Julian Castro

Michael Bennet

Telecom, ISP, FCC Civil Liberties/Civil Rights Survelliance/Privacy Data/CyberSecurity E-Commerce
S J Res 6 + HR 5949 R 5949 S 3414 + S 743 +
S 2685 + S 2685 + S 2685 + S 754 +

HR 2048
+
HR 2048 + HR 2048 + S J Res 34
S J Res 34 S J Res 52 +
S Amdt 2564
+
S J Res 52+

Marianne Williamson

Steve Bullock

William Weld

Joe Walsh

Civil Liberties/Civil Rights Surveillance/Privacy Data/CyberSecurity Telecom, ISP, FCC
HR 5949 HR 5949 HR 3523 + H J Res 37 +

Joe Sestak

Surveillance/Privacy Civil Liberties/Civil Rights Data/CyberSecurity Telecom, ISP, FCC Energy/Resources
S 1927 HR 2102 +
HR 5811
+
HR 3773 HR 5116 +
HR 6304 + R 6304 + HR 1722
HR 3773

Mark Sanford

Telecom, ISP, FCC Surveillance/Privacy Patents Civil Liberties/Civil Rights Energy/Resources Data/CyberSecurity E-Commerce
HR 3709 + H Amdt 413 + H Amdt 521+ H Amdt 498+ H Amdt 498 + HR 3811+ HR 4361 +
H Amdt 1093 + H Amdt 935 +
H Amdt 524
+
HR 1123 + H Amdt 499 + HR 4361 +
S J Res 34 H Amdt 815 + HR 330+ H Amdt 503 + S J Res 34
HR 1123 + HR 336+ HR 1123+
HR 2666
S 652
HR 3361 +

Wayne Messam

Andrew Yang

Bernie Sanders

Civil Liberties/Civil Rights Telecom, ISP, FCC Surveillance Data/CyberSecurity E-Commerce
HR 3162 HR 3161 + HR 5825 S 3414 + S 743 +
HR 6304 + S J Res 6 + S 2685 + S 754 +
S Amdt 5064 + S 2685 + HR 2048 + S J Res 34
S Amdt 3910 + HR 2048 + HR 6304 + HR 4157 +
S 2685 + S J Res 34 S 1927
S 1927
HR 2048 + S J Res 52 ++ S Amdt 5064
S J Res 52 + S 652 S Amdt 3910 +
HR 3295 + S Amdt 5064 ++ S Amdt 2564
S 2271 + HR 3717
HR 5252

Joe Biden

Civil Liberties/Civil Rights Telecom, ISP, FCC Surveillance/Privacy
HR 3162 S 2248 S Amdt 3263 +
HR 3295 + S J Res 17 + S Amdt 1215
HR 6304 + S 652 +
HR 3162
S Amdt 5064 + S Amdt 5064 + S 1927
S Amdt 3910 + HR 6304 +
S 2248
S Amdt 5064
+
S Amdt 3910 +
S 2248

Kamala Harris


Data/CyberSecurity Telecom, ISP, FCC Civil Liberties/Civil Rights
S J Res 34 S J Res 52 + S J Res 52 +
S J Res 34

Elizabeth Warren

Civil Liberties/Civil Rights Data/CyberSecurity E-Commerce Surveillance/Privacy Telecom, ISP, FCC
S 2685 + S J Res 34
S 743
+
S Amdt 2564 + S J Res 5 +
HR 2048 + S 754 + S 2685 +
S J Res 52 + HR 2048 +

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