After Thursday’s email, one of the candidates fell quiet again, while the other remained active.
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.
Joe Biden was the only active candidate to email me on Friday, sending 4 emails in total.
Half of Biden’s emails were asking for money, as is standard for a political campaign, though he did spend one email asking me to fill out a survey about his policies. In his fourth email, Biden asked me to donate any extra masks I might have lying around from construction projects to any hospitals that need them. He included links I could use to find needy hospitals to help.
Biden sent a summary of recent successes from the campaign in his first email of the day: his success was all thanks to us, he said.
Aside from this email about his campaign and his survey email asking my opinion on his policies, Biden’s focus was on the coronavirus crisis and defeating Trump in November. This crisis has proven just how important it really is to defeat Trump, he pointed out, so we needed to band together to find victory.