US elections 2020: Joe Biden, Democrats raise N145bn for presidential campaign

US elections 2020: Joe Biden, Democrats raise N145bn for presidential campaign

- Joe Biden's campaign has raised N145 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

- The fund was pooled by about 5.5 million donors out of which online contributors accounted for about N76.9 billion

- Donald Trump's 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 of N145 billion in September 2020.

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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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 an average of N18,950 with online donors accounting for about N76.9 billion.

Biden's campaign kitty now has a total of about N163.7 billion.

The US former vice president said:

"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 e 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."

Note that the amounts were converted from the US dollar using the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)'s official exchange rate which currently stands at N379 per dollar.

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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.

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 does not 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.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that top media giants, Twitter and Facebook, limited access to a story making a controversial claim about the Democratic Party's presidential candidate, Biden.

The story was published by The New York Post on Wednesday, October 14.

It contained alleged details of Hunter’s controversial business dealings with a Ukrainian energy company.

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