Los Angeles, CA (Variety) — Following Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on Friday night, Democratic voters broke records for the most money donated in the history of ActBlue, the party’s online fundraising platform.
From 9-10 p.m. ET, more than $6.2 million was donated, breaking records in ActBlue's 16-year history. Then again, from 10-11 p.m. ET, $6.3 million was raised, averaging more than $100,000, according to The New York Times. Over $45 million was donated to the site before noon on Saturday. The previous record holder for most money donated in an hour came on Aug. 20 after Joe Biden spoke on the final night of the Democratic National Convention, bringing in $4.2 million.
ActBlue publicly tracks all donations on its website, where users can search for causes and candidates to support. According to its real-time tracker, the platform saw a surge in donations following Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s announcement that he will move forward with a vote to replace Ginsburg.
“President Trump's nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate,” McConnell wrote in a statement regarding Ginsburg’s death.
The senator added that it was a fair decision to vote on Ginsburg’s vacancy close … — Janet W. Lee/@Variety