Election live updates: Trump and Biden heading to battleground states as Supreme Court drama plays out

September 21, 2020 at 7:30 AM EDT

Biden entered September with $466 million, the campaign said — outpacing Trump

Biden gained a significant cash lead last month thanks to a record-breaking fundraising boost, entering September with a staggering $466 million compared to Trump’s $325 million, according to figures from the campaigns.

The latest cash-on-hand figures mark the first time Biden has gained a cash advantage over Trump by posting a $141 million lead, a stunning reversal of campaign resources buoyed last month by his vice-presidential announcement, the Democratic National Convention and an aggressive fundraising schedule featuring high-profile surrogates.

Meanwhile, Democratic donors posted a record in low-dollar contributions this weekend, spurred by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a liberal icon.

Since Ginsburg’s death Friday evening, Democratic donors have given more than $100 million through ActBlue, the online fundraising platform for Democrats and left-leaning organizations, according to the group.

By Michelle Lee and Anu Narayanswamy

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