I still can’t believe how rapidly the emails dropped once everyone started aligning behind Joe Biden.
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 maxed out at 21 emails this week, or 3 a day, every day.
Except on Wednesday, when Bernie Sanders sent me an email to let me know he was dropping out, and on Thursday, when Biden left off one of his usual emails to my non-donor account, only sending me 2 that day unless I had already given him money.
There was a plurality of emails asking me for donations to the Biden campaign this week, along with a bunch of surveys pertaining to general election strategies. Biden also offered up virtual events I could attend and gave me a card to sign to congratulate him on the nomination.
For the most part this week, Biden was focusing on his own campaign, though he did have a decent-sized focus on Bernie dropping out and Trump going on the offensive against him. As per usual, Biden’s emails have remained focused on who the actual problem is.
Here’s a hint: it’s not other Democrats.