Week 47: April 5-April 11, 2020

I still can’t believe how rapidly the emails dropped once everyone started aligning behind Joe Biden.

Bernie caused a spike when he dropped out.

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!

I got an extra donor email.

Joe Biden maxed out at 21 emails this week, or 3 a day, every day.

Bernie’s emails are still in this chart.

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.

No majority.

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.

Fundraising was very low.

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.

I want to figure out how to animate this.

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