Days 334 and 335: 4/18/20-4/19/20

It was an absolutely typical weekend for Joe Biden. How was yours?


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.

Nice and balanced

This was a typical weekend for Joe Biden, with 6 emails sent in total.

I do like this chart with so few emails.

Exactly half of Biden’s emails over the weekend were asking for money, while 2 of them were asking me to sign my name and 1 was asking for me to nominate heroes going above and beyond during this pandemic.

It’s a rare day when I have to put the label outside the bar.

Biden started the weekend by reminding me that the 2020 Democratic turnout has to skyrocket to give him a victory: Trump won 2016 without winning the popular vote, after all. The best way to do that is to give him money.

He then went on to point out how Trump’s attempts to privatize the postal service are coming at the worst possible moment, and I should sign his petition to save the USPS.

Biden had previously asked me to nominate a hero from the pandemic who was going above and beyond. He called out four stories, including Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and he encouraged me to send in my own story.

On Sunday, Biden recapped the great momentum his campaign was experiencing even as the world was facing crises and asked me to keep it up with a donation.

He insisted I demand the right to mail-in my vote in November, so everyone has the opportunity to vote without endangering their health.

Finally, he sent me one of his favorite styles of email: See all these amazing people who have already emailed you this week? They’re all asking for money, and that’s why you should give!

Yes, Biden, I did see all those emails. See my response? It’s still the same. Glad we had this talk.

Things that give me immature giggles: Elizabeth Warren’s donor email count.

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