Day 310: 3/25/20

For the first time in a few days, I actually had multiple candidates email me!


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.

We had a second candidate!

Joe Biden still sent only 3 emails on Wednesday, but Bernie Sanders actually decided to send me an email!

One email had multiple asks

In his single email, Bernie Sanders asked me to sign a petition to stand with him with the workers of Amazon, who are trying to organize in this time of coronavirus. This was the first email he’s sent in a couple days, and it wasn’t really a campaign email. Sanders hasn’t asked me for any money for himself in over a week, but he is still determined to call himself a candidate.

Joe Biden, on the other hand, sent an email asking me to donate. I might get a call from Biden if I do! He also sent me an email asking if I’d noticed everyone who had already emailed me asking for money, just to remind me that he still needed money. Biden’s third email was his very first newsletter email, which had some updates on the response to COVID-19, what his campaign’s been up to, some interesting articles I could read while practicing social distancing, a campaign I could donate to that isn’t his, and an ask to donate to his own campaign.

All the emails

And that was it, all the emails I received. 2 of them were related to the pandemic, while the other 2 were trying to raise funds for campaigning. Catching up on my emails has become a much easier job these days.

Sanders’ numbers moved!

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