The Gift Map, while a helpful tool, needs to be reviewed with a critical eye. It is not as accurate as viewing a return.
Gifts may be duplicated in the Gift Map and Table. This is due to:
- the portal being unable to reconcile the donor and recipient disclosures due to some discrepancies in the information reported (eg donor name is spelled differently).
- some parties may double report gifts as they are required to report large gifts (anything over $25,000) within 7 days and the large gift may later be reported again in a half-yearly Political Party Return.
Also, there may be duplication of gifts due to the donor/recipient reporting an aggregate amount while the other side has reported the gifts as individual amounts.
Please go to the Reports section of the portal to view returns in whole for a more accurate picture of donations.