Days 327 and 328: 4/11/20-4/12/20

It was a holiday weekend, but not a slow one. Joe Biden remained busy as ever.


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.

Even emails.

Joe Biden sent 6 emails over 2 days, not letting Easter slow down his 3-emails-a-day streak.

It’s so pretty…

What did slow down was his donation asks. He did not ask for any money at all on Easter Sunday… at least not directly. On Easter, he wrote about how faith was what got him through the darkest times of his life, and how he understands the pain that many Americans are feeling now as they lose loved ones to COVID-19. He explained that this virus is tough, but this nation is tougher, and we will get through this. He also wished a restful Sunday to those who didn’t celebrate Easter.

Also on Sunday were emails asking me to sign my name to confirm I’m Team Joe and a reminder that if I donated anything, I’d get a sticker. (It was a merch ask, not a direct donation request).

The donation request was on Saturday, as Biden pointed out that Trump was already going on the offensive against him. Saturday also included a survey and asked me to nominate a hero going above and beyond during this crisis.

Uneven for once.

With the holiday, the bulk of Biden’s emails referenced news events, either Trump attacking him, the pandemic, or Easter. Other than that, Biden just talked about his campaign.

Everyone else is falling behind.

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