So, here’s what the Republican presidential candidates spent, per vote, in the New Hampshire primary. Note that Ted Cruz and Donald Trump finished #2 and #1 respectively spending $17 and $37 respectively. More importantly, these data show that votes cast are not correlated with money spent.
Candidate Amount Spent Votes Received Money Spent Per Vote
Ted Cruz $580K 33,189 $17
Donald Trump $3.7M 100,406 $37
Carly Fiorina $1.8M 11,706 $154
John Kasich $12.1M 44,909 $269
Marco Rubio $15.2M 30,032 $506
Chris Christie $18.5M 21,069 $878
Jeb Bush $36M 31,310 $1,150
Somebody explain to me, in light of these data, the danger of big money exerting undue influence over voters. Anyone?