Left-wing fundraising organization ActBlue raised a staggering $50 million by 4 p.m. ET on Saturday following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to the Associated Press.
Hey reporters wondering if this SCOTUS news is motivating Democrats. Here is a chart of donations to our fund to help elect Democrats to the Senate. Donate (or watch the number go up) here: https://t.co/KGWmpELi2L pic.twitter.com/XCEk21Wnyh— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) September 19, 2020
According to their online web tracker, donations flew in at over $100,000 per minute just hours after Ginsburg's death - accelerated after Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that the Senate would hold a vote on Ginsburg's seat, according to Breitbart.
"President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate," said McConnell on Friday evening.
Joe Biden’s presidential campaign also appeared to use Ginsburg’s death to raise money ahead of the election in November via an email that vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) sent. The email also reiterated that “voters should pick a President, and that President should select a successor” for Ginsburg. -Breitbart
"We cannot let them win this fight. Millions of Americans are counting on us to stand up, right now, and fight like hell to protect the Supreme Court — not just for today, but for generations to come," stated the email from Harris. "The work of holding Senate Republicans accountable to the standard they set in 2016 starts now. To Joe and me, it is clear: The voters should pick a President, and that President should select a successor to Justice Ginsburg."
"But we know, like you do, that the most important thing we can do to protect that legacy is not just winning the White House, but electing a Senate majority that will confirm fair-minded Supreme Court appointees who believe in equal justice under the law ... That’s why I’m asking you today to fight alongside me and to make sure that when the time comes, President Joe Biden can appoint a justice to Justice Ginsburg’s seat who will uphold the rule of law and fight for all of us "
ActBlue has come under fire in recent weeks after nearly half of the group's 2019 donations were revealed to be from anonymous donors who listed themselves as unemployed.
"After downloading hundreds of millions of [dollars in] donations to the Take Back Action Fund servers, we were shocked to see that almost half of the donations to ActBlue in 2019 claimed to be unemployed individuals," said John Pudner, president of conservative political group, Action Fund. "The name of employers must be disclosed when making political donations, but more than 4.7 million donations came from people who claimed they did not have an employer. Those 4.7 million donations totaled $346 million ActBlue raised and sent to liberal causes."
"It is hard to believe that at a time when the U.S. unemployment rate was less than 4 percent, that unemployed people had $346 million dollars to send to ActBlue for liberal causes," Pudner continued, adding that "4.7 million donations from people without a job ... raised serious concerns."
Notably, by mid-June, ActBlue had contributed $119,253,857 to Biden - a figure which remained unchanged until at least July. As of this writing, they have contributed $194 million - an increase of $75 million.
They've also been scrutinized for taking a boatload of anonymous gift card donations valued at $100 or less.
The recent surge in donations related to RBG, however, may just be from panicked Democrats who desperately want Joe Biden to win in November.
Idk where this came from, but Jesus Christ this lady is unhinged. Why is it that every time something upsets leftists, they act crazier than my psych patients?#RBG #RBGFreakout #freakout #rage #RuthBaderGinsburg #RBGRIP #Election2020 #publicfreakout #WORLDSTAR pic.twitter.com/O54rANoyHc— NCK Liberty (@NCKLiberty) September 19, 2020