The upcoming presidential election will be a historic one for many reasons, not the least of which being the current COVID-19 pandemic. Many states are opting for mail-in ballots, with some sending mail-in options to every registered voter because of the health crisis. Political analysts believe that the voter turnout may be higher this year than in previous years, solely due to the accessibility of a mail-in vote versus voting in person.

Zip codes donating the most money to Donald Trump
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In addition to the mail-in option now available in most states—and available for the first time in some states—many states that went red in 2016 are now projected to turn blue. National polling released Sept. 28 showed Biden commanding a solid, 8-point lead over Trump nationally. Interestingly, while both Biden and Trump have similar numbers of donations overall, Biden received more money from his top 50 zip codes. For example, Biden’s top zip code is 20815 in Chevy Chase, Maryland, raising about $1,031,110 over the past two years. In the same period, Trump’s top zip code—33480 in Palm Beach, Florida—raised $479,428. Still, if 2016 taught pollsters or political pundits anything, it’s not to cast predictions too assuredly ahead of election day.

Stacker analyzed Federal Election Commission (FEC) records from Jan. 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020, to compile a list of 50 zip codes that have donated the most money to Trump over the past two years. Each zip code is ranked by its total donation amount to the Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. campaign committee.

Only FEC-processed records from unique individuals, as opposed to outside groups or committees, were considered. The list also include the number of donations made toward Trump’s campaign in that zip code, the total state donations, and some additional details about those areas’ residents.

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The Laurel tanker and other ships sit in the Singapore Straight off the coast of Singapore, on Tuesday, May 25, 2020.

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Oil prices rose about 2% on Monday, lifted by comments from doctors for U.S. President Donald Trump suggesting he could be discharged from hospital as soon as Monday, just a few days after his positive test for COVID-19 sparked widespread alarm.

Trump’s health update eased political uncertainty in global markets, pushing Brent up to $39.96 a barrel by 0232 GMT, gaining 69 cents or 1.8%. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was at $37.81 a barrel, up 76 cents, or 2.1%.

Prices had slumped more than 4% on Friday amid uncertainty surrounding Trump’s health, adding to concern that rising coronavirus case numbers that could dampen global economic recovery.

But analysts said Monday’s rebound was driven by an easing of the worst fears about Trump’s health condition, albeit clouded by some mixed signals.

“I think it’s the improving health of the U.S. President … over the weekend there were a lot of conflicting reports on his health, but generally he’s improving,” said Avtar Sandu, senior commodities manager at Phillip Futures.

“He could be back to work soon,” Sandu said, adding that investors were worried about the stalled U.S. fiscal stimulus plan which could aid oil demand recovery.

Prices were also supported by an expanding workers’ strike in Norway on Monday that could reduce the country’s production capacity by as much as 330,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) or 8% of its total output, according to the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association.

These offset indications of rising oil supply in the market.

Libya, a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), has seen a near three-fold rise in its