Day 295: 3/10/20

After last night’s blowout, my inbox has gotten noticeably quieter.

It’s a little sad that losing just 2 emails was noticeable.


For all new readers: Welcome! I am currently on the mailing lists of Joe Biden and Donald Trump, though I have previously been on the mailing lists of 28 Democratic candidates! This blog breaks down recent emails with charts and excerpts. If you already know all of this, feel free to skip to the next chart!

It took some time for the Trump emails to kick in, so I started officially tracking his list on July 7. I have been tracking Biden’s for longer, but I will start comparing them as of July 7. All of these emails are going to a new email, and I have not donated, filled out surveys, signed petitions, or otherwise interacted with either candidate’s emails.

The rules I try to follow for the various categories are laid out in The Framework.

Someone may be seeing the writing on the wall…

Joe Biden maintained his 5 emails a day, though he did drop to only 4 for his non-donors. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders only sent 2 emails, and Tulsi Gabbard just managed 1.

Overwhelmingly money

My state, Michigan, got to vote yesterday, so both Tulsi Gabbard and Bernie Sanders sent me an email reminding me to vote and providing me with voting information, such as how to confirm my polling location and other resources for Michigan voters. Sanders even let me know the local temperature!

It's a great day to vote for Bernie Sanders!
I had already voted by this point.

Gabbard’s email came from her Michigan team, which surprised me. This was the first time I’d ever received an email from her Michigan team. I didn’t even know she had a Michigan team.

A first

Every single email was about the election. Even Joe Biden, not giving me voting information, was reminding me of the importance of the vote and of giving money to combat Sanders’ money machine. He asked me to be an election day donor, and he reminded me that the outcome of the race wasn’t going to be decided by who gets the most retweets or has the most yard signs.

The outcome of this race isn’t going to come down to who can get the most retweets, who can get the most celebrity endorsements, or who has the most yard signs on the side of the road.

The outcome of this race will come down to which team works the hardest ‑‑ and we’re not going to be outworked.

Joe has opened up a lead in the delegate count, and that means we’ve got a target on our backs. So we’ve got to do what it takes to stay ahead of our competition. We know Bernie Sanders’ team will give this 100%, so we can’t give it anything less.

Biden for President

While Biden was admitting Sanders was going to be working his butt off, so we needed to too, Sanders was trying a different tactic.

The first polls closed a short while ago. But please know this: once again, tonight’s results are going to get better for us as the night goes on. We expect to do well out west where the polls close late, and Michigan may not even come in until tomorrow.

And no matter what the pundits on television are saying tonight, the super PACs and the political establishment will be looking to see what happens when the votes are all counted — how many states we win, and how many states Biden wins.

And if we do well tonight, they are going to come at us with even more money than they spent to try to beat us in the first number of states. It will make the millions we’ve faced down look like child’s play.

So tonight, we need to ask — because we must be ready for tomorrow:

Can you make a $2.70 contribution to our campaign TONIGHT so Bernie and our campaign are ready for the attacks and new ads that may come at us tomorrow?

We’ll be in touch again as we learn more about tonight’s results. But thank you for everything you’ve done to help elect Bernie so far.

Faiz Shakir, Campaign Manager, Bernie 2020

Narrator: They were not in touch again.

While Sanders’ team was preparing for attacks, Biden’s team was celebrating their wins.

The first polls have closed and forecasters have already projected that Joe Biden will win the Mississippi and Missouri Primaries!

Just one week after we won ten states on Super Tuesday, we’re already on our way to another great election night tonight.

But, we’re not going to take the primaries that lie ahead for granted. We have to keep the momentum going.

Biden HQ

Sanders did not email again. He did not even tweet. As Michigan was called for Biden, Sanders said nothing. He canceled his speech and flew to Vermont.

Three minutes before midnight, Biden sent one final email of the day.

Aimin, tonight we sent another resounding message.

To all those who have been knocked down — counted out — left behind: This is your campaign.

Because just over a week ago the press and the pundits had declared this candidacy dead.

But Aimin, we are very much alive.

Tonight we claimed victory in Mississippi, Missouri, and Michigan, and we’re waiting on more results.

But this isn’t just a comeback for our campaign – this is a comeback for the soul of this nation.

And we need you in it, Aimin. Every last one of you. If you believed in me from the beginning or even if you just put your faith in me this week, will you chip in $5 to help us turn this new chapter in American history?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: We need you. We want you. There’s a place for you in our campaign.

We are bringing together Americans of every race, ethnicity, gender, and economic station — Democrats, Republicans, and Independents of every stripe.

That’s what we did in South Carolina. That’s what we did on Super Tuesday. And that’s what we did tonight.

In just the past week, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Mike Bloomberg, Cory Booker, and Kamala Harris have all endorsed and joined our campaign.

We’re bringing this party together. That’s what we have to do.

And now, Donald Trump is one step closer to getting the race he most feared — and America is one step closer to having a president who will restore decency and dignity to the White House.

I’m serious, folks: The days of Donald Trump’s divisiveness are soon to be over.

Because we’re sticking together and we’re fighting back. So, Aimin, if you can, I’m asking for you to chip in $5 to my campaign so we can leave tonight with the grassroots power we need to take this fight to Trump:

We are decent, brave, and resilient people. We are better than this moment. We are better than this president.

We just need to remember who we are. This is the United States of America. And there’s nothing we can’t do — if we do it together.

May God Bless you all. May God protect our troops.

Joe Biden
Gabbard is refusing to let go.

One thought on “Day 295: 3/10/20

  1. My experience with the Sanders campaign: they contacted me twice by text & must’ve used my info from 2016 when I supported them because I did not contact them this election cycle. This time around, I let them know, nicely, that I was on Team Pete, both times, and wished Bernie well. After Pete dropped out, nary a word from them to round up my vote.

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