US elections 2020: Joe Biden, Democrats raise billions for campaign

US elections 2020: Joe Biden, Democrats raise billions for campaign

- Joe Biden's campaign kitty now has R6.3 billion to fund advertising two weeks to the November 3 presidential election

- Biden, who chose senator Kamala Haris as his running mate, said he was overwhelmed by the kindness showed by donors

- Donald Trumps campaign team has not revealed how much Republicans have in the bank but observers believe Trump's financial muscles may not be anywhere close to Biden's

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Joe Biden, the US Democratic nominee for the November 3 presidential election, has announced that the continuing fundraiser towards his White House bid raked in a record R6.3 billion in September 2020.

Biden made the announcement on Wednesday, October 14, alongside a "grassroots supporter" identified as Trimicka and described the donations as the "best month of fundraising in America's political history".

The September donations were contributed by at least 5.5 million wellwishers who forked out for the cause.

US elections 2020: Joe Biden, Democrats raise record KSh 41.5B for presidential campaign
Joe Biden (l) and running mate Kamala Haris (r). Photo: Joe Biden.
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"To every person who chipped in a few dollars last month — thank you. Because of your support, we raised an astounding $383 million. I'm incredibly humbled. There's still more work to be done, but I wanted to share the good news with Trimicka, one of our grassroots supporters.
Folks, we can’t let up. We are just a few hours away from our last public fundraising deadline before Election Day, and we need your help to hit our goal. It all comes down to this. Chip in to beat Donald Trump," said Biden who served as vice present in Barack Obama's administration.

Most of the campaign funds are channelled in running media advertisements and organising public rallies.

Biden has been going slow on organising public rallies and has capitalised on convening smaller groups as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that has claimed over 221,850 Americans.

President Donald Trump, whose campaign managers have not revealed how much he has in the bank for campaigns, has, however, used the small groups to dismiss Biden's support.

Earleir, reported that during his first public rally after being discharged from hospital in Florida on Monday, October 12, Trump said Biden only boasted of poll numbers which show he (Biden) was ahead of him. He, nonetheless, dismissed the polls as a sham.

Biden, who doesn't run huge public rallies citing health concerns, has been using vibrant social media campaigns and has been running ads in places like Ohio and Iowa that were once billed to be out of reach.

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