They come from California, New York, Texas, and Florida. Also Idaho, Georgia, and Colorado. The list of those donating more than $200 to the inauguration of Joe Biden is long, includes companies like Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm, and Microsoft.
And it includes donors from every state but two — North Dakota and Alaska.
Biden wasn’t Alaska Democrats’ first choice for president, but he did get 153,778 votes after the counting was done in November of 2020. President Trump received 189,951 Alaskan votes.
The Biden Inaugural Committee has also banned energy companies from donating to the inauguration, a sign of things to come under the new Biden Administration. Joe Biden has promised to end all extraction leases on public lands.
“PIC 2021, Inc., does not accept contributions from fossil fuel companies (i.e., companies whose primary business is the extraction, processing, distribution or sale of oil, gas or coal), their executives, or from PACs organized by them,” the inaugural committee stated on its home page.
The Democrats are, in general, opposed to the fossil fuel industry, and this is going to be a cheap inauguration, comparatively, since many are staying away.
The exact amount that each donor gave to the committee will not be disclosed for 90 days.
The Biden-Harris inauguration will follow the official swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, which will include a Pass in Review by the military on the East Front of the Capitol, which is a long-standing tradition. It will include a presidential escort to the White House, and a “virtual parade” across America.