Their stock prices are near record levels. So are their profits. Their founders are among the wealthiest people on the planet.
But while the world’s most valuable tech companies have expanded their dominance in the 3 1/2 years of Donald Trump’s [https://www.cnbc.com/donald-trump/] presidency, with an assist from corporate tax breaks, employees at those same companies are more adamant than ever about unseating him.
“A lot of people have been making a lot of money in Silicon Valley while watching the world fall apart,” said Misha Chellam [https://www.linkedin.com/in/mishachellam/], a former start-up founder who last year started the non-partisan Council on Technology and Society to engage tech executives on political issues. “They’ve seen their fortunes rise and seen much of the rest of the country’s fortunes fall.”
For decades, the tech industry has leaned left, particularly in the hotbeds of Silicon Valley and Seattle. Heading into this November’s contest, the partisan disparity [h…