Democrats swiftly raised $80M after court overturned Roe

Democrats and affiliated groups raised more than $80 million in the first week following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which is a definite early indication that the decision may galvanise voters.

But according to party officials, donors are diverting a large portion of that money from races for state offices, where abortion policy will now be established in light of the court's ruling, to national campaigns and causes.

After investing money and resources in crucial but frequently ignored elections for more than ten years, Republicans now have more sway in those areas.

The discrepancy in funding is an illustration of how poor long-term planning may result in both a structural disadvantage and a weaker Democratic base

The right to an abortion now appears to be the newest issue mainly handed over to the states, lacking the support to pass legislation through a deadlocked and closely divided Congress

That comes after unsuccessful Democratic attempts to strengthen gun control laws, restrict gerrymandering, and increase voting rights.

Republicans are eager to intrude on our health care decisions, bedrooms, and marriages, so we can no longer afford Democrats' systemic neglect of down-ballot races

according to Gabrielle Chew, a spokesperson for the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, which aids in funding state legislative races. This ought to serve as a wake-up call.

The Democrats' online fundraising platform ActBlue, which features a ticker that displays the money moving through the company in real-time, tracked the enormous $80 million fundraising windfall.

After the Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that ruled abortion was a constitutional right, ActBlue received more than $20 million in donations in the first 24 hours.

More than $51 million in donations had been processed by the organisation by Tuesday, and by Friday, the total was at $80 million.

In fact, after the decision, every significant Democratic campaign committee, including those working on both state- and federal-level contests, reported a spike in donations. also Planned Parenthood. However, few have been eager to divulge precise figures.

When asked about the Republican Party's fundraising efforts following the court's ruling, WinRed, the party's internet fundraising platform, remained silent.

After a turning point, there has always been a funding gap between Democratic organisations supporting local politicians and those concentrating on global issues.

For instance, ActBlue received more than $71 million in just one day following the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but only a small portion of that money went to organisations engaged in state-level elections

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, which raises funds for state elections all throughout the nation, declined to disclose how much money it has received in the wake of the court ruling.

However, the group's prior fundraising statistics show how underfunded it is. In the 48 hours following the appearance of a leaked copy of the court's ruling in May, the DLCC raised $650,000.

It rejoiced when it revealed earlier this year that it had raised about $6 million in the last three months of the previous year.

The Republican State Leadership Committee, its GOP counterpart, raised more than twice that much in the same time frame last year.