Democrats raise over $31 million after Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death

Democrats raise over $31 million after Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attends Georgetown Law's second annual Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Washington. (Source: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats raised more than $31 million in the hours after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.

The stunning sum demonstrates how the liberal icon’s passing and the contentious Supreme Court nomination fight that lies ahead are already galvanizing the party’s base.

The money was raised by noon Saturday after news of her death on Friday.

Word of the fundraising total comes from a donation ticker on the website of ActBlue, the party’s online fundraising platform.

The 2020 campaign has already delivered record-shattering fundraising totals for the Democrats, Ginsburg’s death brought a new impetus, particularly after Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged to move forward with finding a new justice.

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