Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden collected nearly ten million dollars in donations during a debate with his rival, the current leader of the country, Donald trump. This was reported by Biden’s headquarters, RIA Novosti writes.
From 9 PM local time on Tuesday (4:00 Moscow time) until midnight, Biden donated money to 215 thousand sponsors, including 60 thousand new donors. In just one hour, the Democrat raised $ 3.8 million.
In total, in September, Biden distinguished himself by collecting donations, surpassing trump by about 141 million. In August, Biden raised $ 365 million, while trump raised $ 154 million.
However, fees do not guarantee an advantage in presidential elections. So, in 2016, Hillary Clinton surpassed trump in terms of funds collected and spent several times, but did not win the election.
During the debate, Biden revealed his income by releasing a tax return, and urged his opponent to do the same. According to the document, Biden and his wife, Jill, received an income of $ 985,233 last year. They paid $ 299,346 in Federal taxes on that amount.
The first Biden – trump debate was held at the Case Western Reserve University auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio. The second debate of candidates for the post of head of the American state will be held on October 15 in Miami, Florida, and the third — in Nashville, Tennessee. Presidential elections are scheduled for November 3.