Even with a defeat, President Trump continued to raise money at the fastest rates of the year, collecting $ 207.5 million in the month since Election Day with the Republican National Committee on raising unfounded fears of election fraud and making unfounded claims about them undermine the legitimacy of the election.
Mr. Trump’s campaign apparatus has continued to aggressively solicit donations to support his various legal challenges in the election of Joseph R. Biden Jr. So far, 75 percent of the donations go to a new political action committee that Mr. Trump supports. Trump formed in mid-November and formed 25 percent of the Republican Party. Only if a donor donates more than $ 6,000 will those funds be transferred to Mr. Trump’s formal recount account.
His campaign did not release a breakdown of the split of the $ 207.5 million, with the funds split between the new PAC and its campaign debts, which R.N.C. and two committees run jointly by the party and the campaign.
“These huge donations show that President Trump continues to be the leader and source of energy for the Republican Party,” Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said in a statement.
Mr Trump, who did not officially concede the race in 2020 but spoke about running again in 2024, has repeatedly challenged the results in court without success.
In his statement, Stepien added that the money “will also enable President Trump to continue the struggle to clean up our corrupt electoral process in so many regions of the country and build on the profits from the 2020 elections for us to take them back.” can the house and build on our Senate majority in 2022. “
The announcement on Thursday came about a final registration deadline for the 2020 race with the Bundestag Election Commission, which covers the period from October 15 to November 23. During that period, the RNC, Mr Trump’s campaign and their joint committees set a joint date of $ 495 million, campaign officials said.
From the early evening only the R.N.C. had filed his report showing he ended the period with $ 58.8 million in cash. With Mr Trump denying the results in multiple places, the party had spent more than $ 6 million on statutory bills, with $ 1.4 million going to law firm Jones Day, $ 1.3 million to King and Spalding and more than $ 920,000 to Consovoy McCarthy.