The Washington Post published an analysis by Nicholas Napolio, Ph.D. candidate, who is studying political science at USC.
Sometimes presidents shift money toward ‘their’ voters. This is different.
….Congress gave the CDC funding with no strings attached, requiring only “that the Director of [the CDC make] awards through … grant or cooperative agreement mechanisms.”…. A quick peek at the data suggests that the CDC played it straight, awarding money strictly according to state population — without putting a thumb on the scale for states electorally important to the president….
Full article here