Despite its controversies, Uber was more popular than taxis during the 2016 election

In addition to Uber’s popularity with the general public, PACs and candidate committees were frequent users to the app throughout various 2016 campaigns.

Despite its controversies, Uber has quickly become king of the ride-hailing service industry

, making it a huge competitor to taxi companies. In addition to Uber’s popularity with the general public, campaigns and PACs often rely on it for transportation.

During the 2016 election cycle, at least 528 different PACs and candidate committees used Uber, according to FEC expenditure data.

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By Sara Swann

Source: Despite its controversies, Uber was more popular than taxis during the 2016 election

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