After struggling with fundraising earlier in the year, Joe Biden has outpaced Donald Trump in Michigan, with 42,000 campaign donors across the state compared to 39,000 for the president, according to the New York Times.
The Times reports that Biden’s strongest areas for fundraising in Michigan are in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Marquette, Lansing, Detroit and Oakland County. Trump’s number of contributors is highest in Macomb County, Clarkston and in Ottawa County, west of Grand Rapids.
Nationwide, the former vice president had approximately 400,000 more individual donors than the president in the last three months.
The Times’ analysis of Federal Election Commission data studied presidential campaign contributions in every ZIP code in America. The resulting numbers cover donations made in the second quarter of 2020, April 1 to June 30.
The national breakdown shows Biden with the most donors in 26 states and Trump leading in 24 states, with a sharp divide between urban (Biden supporters) and rural (Trump backers).
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California, the nation’s most populous state, was also home to the largest number of donors for each candidate — roughly 260,000 for Mr. Biden and 140,000 for Mr. Trump. The president had more donors than Mr. Biden in Texas and Florida, while Mr. Biden had more in New York.
By one measure, Mr. Biden was strongest in Washington, D.C., where he had roughly 20 donors for each person who gave to Mr. Trump. Vermont was next, followed by Massachusetts, with more than three Biden donors for every Trump donor in both states. Mr. Biden had at least twice as many donors as Mr. Trump in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New York and Rhode Island.
Of the six states that flipped from blue to red in the 2016 election, Mr. Biden led in five of them — Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — while Mr. Trump was ahead in Florida.
Mr. Trump had the biggest relative advantage in Mississippi, with more than twice as many donors as Mr. Biden. Mr. Trump had at least 1.5 times as many donors as Mr. Biden in Alabama, Louisiana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming.
The data collected includes all donors who contributed $200 or more.