A very different kind of campaign fundraising can begin after Election Day.
Campaigns on Thursday began asking supporters to help sustain their bids for office days after voting ended in hopes of gaining office through the absentee ballot count.
Absentee ballots are expected to benefit Democrats, especially in the state Senate, were the party's incumbents in key races are currently behind after in-person vote totals were counted.
Democratic candidate Leslie Danks Burke, for instance, is trailing Republican Sen. Tom O'Mara by 23,182 votes. But the Democrat's campaign is pointing to 34,000 absentee ballots left outstanding and most have gone to Democratic voters.
"The vast majority of those ballots went to people registered Democratic," the Danks Burke campaign wrote in an email seeking support for a coming legal fight. "Democrats requested absentee ballots in strikingly higher numbers than Republicans. Most Republicans voted in-person; most Democrats voted absentee."
The state GOP committee is also fundraising for a legal fight to preserve their leads. State Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy had urged voters to cast their ballots in person, either through early voting or on Election Day itself.
"We must PRESERVE our GROWTH," he wrote in a fundraising appeal sent Thursday. "Join our fight to stop Democrats from trying to steal these Republican victories away from us with their high-priced lawyers. The voters spoke loud and clear that they want an end to the radical left policies and we must protect your vote and your voice."
It's worth noting there is no victory yet for many of these races where the final outcome is not yet clear due to all the paper ballots.
None have been certified by state elections officials. Absentee ballots are votes cast that are equal to votes cast on Election Day. Those ballots must have been postmarked Nov. 3 and are due at boards of elections today.