Updated Sep 20, 2020 - Politics & Policy

ActBlue collects a record $91 million in hours after Ginsburg's death

Mourners place flowers, messages, and mementos at a makeshift memorial in honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in front of the US Supreme Court
A makeshift memorial in honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Sept. 19. Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images

ActBlue received a record $91.4 million in the 28 hours following Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, the Democratic donation-processing site confirmed to Axios late Saturday.

Why it matters via the New York Times: "The unprecedented outpouring shows the power of a looming Supreme Court confirmation fight to motivate Democratic donors."

By the numbers: Donors gave 1.5 million contributions from 8 p.m. ET Friday, through the end of Saturday, ActBlue said.

  • Donors set the record for dollars raised in one day on Saturday, which drew in $70.6 million from 1.2 million contributions.
  • After setting a record for dollars raised in one hour on Friday, from 9-9:59 p.m., donors broke the record again during the 10:00-10:59 p.m. hour, "which drew in $6.3 million," ActBlue said.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with the latest figures.

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