Week 51: May 3-May 9, 2020

The past week had been a lot of housecleaning for Biden.

Little blips and nothing more exciting.

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.

A couple extra emails, but nothing extreme

Joe Biden sent 23 donor emails in the past week, just over his usual average of 3 emails a day.

Tuesday and Friday were his big days.

On Tuesday, Biden’s extra email was reminding me about a Michigan volunteers training that I could attend, while Friday was the one-month anniversary of Biden becoming the presumptive nominee for the Democratic candidate. Such big milestones.

Mainly, he talked about his own campaign.

Most of Biden’s emails were “housekeeping,” trying to raise money and get me to finish taking the surveys from April. He had a variety of surveys: general election, how was he doing in April, how was his all-digital campaign doing. The variety did not make them any more appealing.

Biden’s emails do continue to have the “if you need to pause for two weeks” footer, which I appreciate.

Many of his emails also touched on how abysmal Trump is as a leader, how thin his skin is, and how ridiculous it is that his campaign manager is literally saying they are about to fire the Death Star, a weapon of bad guys. Biden wanted to make sure that I haven’t forgotten what the stakes are in this election, nor what the difference is between himself and Trump.

So many surveys

In addition to the usual surveys and donation requests, Biden also wanted me to sign my name a lot to say I stood with him against Trump. He offered me a sticker with a donation, and he gave me a cornucopia of asks with his monthly newsletter, which are still my favorite Biden emails. All in all, this was pretty much what I’d expect for the first week of a month. Nothing surprising, just like Biden.

Hold onto your butts, we’re about to cross 2,000

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