Just below credits you can find things like Goons and Bribe items
further down is resources ( a great way to schmooze the races )
Riot621 posted on Nov 30, 2014 2:15:54 PM - Report post
The values for influence are separately calculated depending on actions. Influence gained from gifting technology is separate from those gained from assisting with buildings and other events.
The modifiers are all float values, though, so if I gifted a tech for the first time to a race, and it gained 6 influence, you can search for that, gift another tech, search for 12, etc. Then you can change that value to increase your overall influence with that race.
In the case of Peltians, voting proxies are just a double. I haven't checked to see if any of these values hold relative addressing though (credits, goons, and ship power stats do).