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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:27 PM

NYT: 'Democrats Shatter ActBlue Site's Donation Records In Hours Following Ginsberg's Death'

NYT, "Democrats shatter the ActBlue site’s donation records in the hours after Ginsburg’s death." Daily Kos, 9/19/20.



- Ruth Bader Ginsburg & Sen. Joe Biden (D- DE), then Senate Judiciary Chairman, 1994.

From The New York Times:

Democratic donors gave more money online in the 9 p.m. hour after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died — $6.2 million — than in any other single hour since ActBlue, the donation-processing site, was launched 16 years ago.

Then donors broke the site’s record again in the 10 p.m. hour when donors gave another $6.3 million — more than $100,000 per minute.

The unprecedented outpouring shows the power of a looming Supreme Court confirmation fight to motivate Democratic donors. The previous biggest hour saw $4.3 million in donations processed on Aug. 20, according to an ActBlue spokesperson, the final night of last month’s convention, when Joseph R. Biden Jr. spoke.

This is very encouraging because it shows that our side is riled up and ready to go. We have a huge fight ahead of us and winning the White House and the Senate have never been more important than now. Let’s keep up the momentum in honor of RBG’s legacy. Click below to donate and get involved with the Biden-Harris ticket and with these Senate candidates campaigns:

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https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/9/19/1978697/-NYT-Democrats-shatter-the-ActBlue-site-s-donation-records-in-the-hours-after-Ginsburg-s-death
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- NYT, 'Democrats Shatter ActBlue’s Donation Records After Ginsburg’s Death.' Shane Goldmacher, Sept. 18, 2020. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/18/us/elections/democrats-shatter-actblues-donation-records-after-ginsburgs-death.html

Democratic donors gave more money online in the 9 p.m. hour Friday after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death was announced — $6.2 million — than in any other single hour since ActBlue, the donation-processing site, was started 16 years ago. Then donors broke the site’s record again in the 10 p.m. hour when donors gave another $6.3 million — more than $100,000 per minute. ActBlue does not show where donations go in real time but much of the grassroots energy appeared focused on the Senate, which would have the power to confirm or block any nominee picked by President Trump.

Hours after Justice Ginsburg’s death, Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, pledged that whomever Mr. Trump picked to replace her would receive a confirmation vote. “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate,” he said in a statement. The unprecedented outpouring shows the power of a looming Supreme Court confirmation fight to motivate Democratic donors. The previous biggest hour, on Aug. 20, when Joseph R. Biden Jr. spoke on the final night of the Democratic convention, saw $4.3 million in donations processed, according to an ActBlue spokesperson.

Before noon on Saturday, donations to Democratic causes and campaigns on ActBlue since Justice Ginsburg’s passing had topped $45 million. Democratic donors flooded into at least one page dedicated to key Senate races, called Get Mitch or Die Trying. The page, created by the progressive group Crooked Media, had raised about $9 million in new donations since Justice Ginsburg’s death was announced, as of noon on Saturday, and will divide the proceeds between 13 different Democrats running for Senate this year.

“The conventional wisdom is that the Supreme Court only motivates Republicans, but these fund-raising totals demonstrate that that has changed,” said Tommy Vietor, a founder of Crooked Media and a veteran of the Obama administration. Supreme Court confirmation fights have led to big swells of donations before. The Senate hearings and votes on Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh in 2018 drove record donations into the campaign coffers of then-Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, a centrist Democrat who raised $12.4 million in the first half of October after she announced she would oppose his nomination. She was defeated in her re-election bid the next month...

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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:42 PM

1. It's a fight we have to win

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:48 PM

2. What's the actual up to the minute amount?

 

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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:50 PM

3. Sustain this all the way to election day.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:37 PM

4. Caption Repair

Joe Biden was chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, not RBG. This is a great picture of them.

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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:42 PM

5. Got it, tx for the catch.

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