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Trump Reaps $207.5 Million After Loss as Donors Answer His Fury

  • Online donors gave $122 million as Trump disputed results
  • Cost of raising money plunged in post-election period
Attendees attend a Trump rally in Valdosta, Georgia, on Dec. 5.
Attendees attend a Trump rally in Valdosta, Georgia, on Dec. 5.Photographer: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg

President Donald Trump and his party raised $207.5 million in a less than three-week stretch after the U.S. election, fueled by outrage-filled solicitations to donors as he waged an unsuccessful challenge of the results.

Money flooded into Trump’s coffers at a much higher rate after he began to seek contributions to fight widespread voter fraud and election rigging, despite no evidence of either, after his loss to President-elect Joe Biden, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission.