a visual representation of (a sample of) over 1.4 million rows of data originating from the Federal Election Commission, aiming to reveal donations & examine any patterns in the type of donations given. the middle circles the total amounts for both candidates. the black lines on the outside of the circle are names of each donator. the circle segments are brackets of donation amounts, ranging from $1 to over $,1000. the size of each bracket represents the percentage amount that bracket constitutes in a candidate's total donations.
the visualization shows how Obama's donations mainly originate from the $1 to $100 bracket, while McCain's donations come from the $500 to $1000 bracket of donators.