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Number of Florida women donating to presidential campaigns nearly doubles in 2020

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Posted at 11:31 PM, Nov 02, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — In Florida, female voters are putting more money on the line to see their preferred presidential candidate elected in 2020.

According to a report by the Miami Herald, the number of women making donations to reelect President Trump or Joe Biden’s campaign have nearly doubled since 2016.

“What else can I do other than devote my time and my own resources,” said Anna Lasseter, of Lithia.

The Hillsborough County democrat had never donated to a presidential campaign until 2020.

Lasseter co-hosts a pro-Biden show on Facebook Live called ‘Cup of Joe.’

“We see these things that are happening in our community and so we’re empowered to do that and if we can write the check, we’re going to write it, of course.”

"Around 14,800 women in the state contributed to either President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign or Joe Biden’s challenge through individual itemized contributions, the highest number in the most recent five presidential cycles and almost double the number who chipped in in 2016.

Contributions are itemized or disclosed, along with donors’ identifying information, to the FEC once someone contributes more than $200 to a candidate." — Miami Herald

“I just thought he needed another four years to finish what he was doing,” said Trump supporter Maggie Dougherty. “We like a lot of what’s going on and we wanted to fight for it.”

According to ABC Action News political analyst Dr. Susan MacManus, the female vote is critical in Florida and across the U.S.

MacManus reports 177 women ran for Congress or the Florida Legislature, a record in the sunshine state.

“More of them are running for office or in networks with women,” said MacManus. “And secondly it is more women that are going to college that are in professional positions that enable them to understand of giving and to give more money.”