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 1 candidate for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, but I’ve been on 28 mailing lists! 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!
I signed up to all mailing lists either on May 21 or the day the candidate announced, whichever was later. Using a different email address, I have donated at least $1 to all candidates who have been on a debate stage (I have given additional donations to my preferred candidates through my personal email, but the campaigns have linked the two accounts together and may ask for more as a result).
When showing breakdowns by campaigns, there will usually be 2 numbers. Emails to my non-donor account will be indicated by a darker color/top bar in horizontal bar charts. Emails to my donor account will be indicated by a lighter color/bottom bar.
Unless otherwise specified, all other charts combine the donor and non-donor numbers, as they are roughly 1-for-1, so the percentages and relative differences don’t change much. You can divide the numbers in half to get the rough estimate for what someone not signed up twice would be receiving. The rules I try to follow for the various categories are laid out in The Framework.
If you want specific data on any particular day, feel free to drop a comment!
Joe Biden still sent only 3 emails on Wednesday, but Bernie Sanders actually decided to send me an email!
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.
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.