With the announcement of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing, Democratic candidates have seen record levels of fundraising donations. According to ActBlue, in less than 72 hours, almost $100 million has been donated by Americans for who RBG’s death is a reminder of one of the many things at stake this coming November.
According to Bloomberg, the $97 million brought in so far since late on Friday, saw a record jump on Saturday when ActBlue reported $70.6 million in donations to candidates. To put that into perspective, up until Saturday, ActBlue was averaging about $15.7 million per day in fundraising. The New York Times reported that fundraising records for ActBlue were broken in the hours after RBG’s death was announced, averaging around $100,000 per minute into the evening.