Days 355 and 356: 5/9/20-5/10/20

Five of the six emails this weekend were Trump-focused.

EmailsCampaigns
Total121
Non-Donor61
Donor61

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!

No change in the numbers.

Interestingly, though Joe Biden sent the same number of emails to each account with the same subject lines and similar content, he did have a difference in one of his emails.

NON-DONOR:

Folks — here’s a quick update on the state of the race:

Joe Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee for president;

There are less than six months to go until Election Day;

It’s arguably the most important election of our lifetimes;

And we’re mapping out our path to 270 electoral votes in November.

So, we don’t have a moment to waste. The latest polls — at both the national level and within battleground states — show this race between Vice President Biden and Donald Trump as neck-and-neck.

A recent poll from the Dallas Morning News shows Joe Biden TIED with Donald Trump in Texas, and a recent national poll from Investor’s Business Daily has Biden and Trump tied at 43% each.

That means with every additional dollar we raise, that’s an additional voter we can reach and swing the election in our favor.

So, now that you know the state of the race as of May 9th, 2020, and you know just how close this election will be, will you chip in your first $5 to fund our work over the next six months to elect Joe Biden?

Let’s leave it all on the field this year. We hope we can count on your support today!

Biden for President

DONOR:

Aimin — here’s a quick update on the state of the race:

Joe Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee for president;

There are less than six months to go until Election Day;

It’s arguably the most important election of our lifetimes;

And we’re mapping out our path to 270 electoral votes in November.

But Aimin, one thing we really want you to focus on today is this: through his erratic and unstable behavior, Donald Trump has proved day after day why he is unfit to lead.

He has continued to viciously attack the press, once even calling a reporter “disgraceful” during a White House press briefing. He then stooped so low as to claim that he is being treated worse by the media than President Lincoln was.

And as Vice President Biden has repeatedly said throughout this campaign, if we give Donald Trump another four years in the White House, he could fundamentally alter the character of our nation. We cannot allow that to happen.

So Aimin, now that you know the state of the race as of May 9th, 2020, and you know just how close this election will be, will you chip in another $7 to fund our work over the next six months to elect Joe Biden?

Let’s leave it all on the field this year, Aimin. We hope we can count on your support today!

Biden for President

The non-donor email is talking about how the race is neck-and-neck and every dollar they raise gives them an advantage over Trump.

The donor email is telling me to focus on how bad Trump is. However, you can see that this email was the B-email, because the closer “you know how close this election will be” has nothing to do with the content of the email now that the part about the election being neck-and-neck was removed.

This was the first email of the weekend, but it was definitely setting the tone for the remaining 5.

Trump sucks…
…so give me money.

Email after email reminded me that Trump is a bad person and a bad leader and bad for America, and Joe Biden is our only hope, so I should donate to Biden to save the country and the world (only exaggerating a little bit here). Except… this is all stuff I already know. I know Trump is bad. You don’t need to prove it. I’m a Democrat. I’m on the Democrat nominee’s mailing list. I’ve said at least once that I support Biden, and I’ve donated multiple times to his candidate. I’m not going to go “You know, maybe I’ve been wrong about Trump this whole time…”

I don’t want to play his outrage game. I don’t want to sit here in helpless anger. I want to be productive, I want to make the world better right now. And I’m sorry, Biden, I know you need money, but everyone needs money right now, so I can’t help you there. Instead of engaging with me as a person and helping me feel less helpless and powerless, Biden’s constant pleas for money and not much other substance (sign up to save the post office or say I’m on Biden’s team) only drive in the point that right now, I am helpless. I can’t afford to give money, and there is absolutely nothing else being offered to me from his emails. All I can do is sit here and continue to get upset at Trump.

That’s the same old tired 2016 strategy. It didn’t work then. It won’t work now. Biden needs to change up his game, and fast. This election is too important for him to continue to coast on just “I’m not Trump.”

I don’t read binary.

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