Day 358: 5/12/20

I managed to avoid a single email!


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!

Would you look at that…

Joe Biden sent 3 emails on Tuesday, which wasn’t unusual. However, one of those emails was asking me to sign up to be the first to know about his VP pick. As I already signed up for that on my donor account, I did not receive that email to my donor account.

You can see the missing email here.

Biden also had a new survey for me to answer: if available, would I be voting by mail in the general election? In addition to that survey, he had a usual donation ask email.

General election counts as a campaign event.

His donation email talked about how important it was that grassroots donors give to his campaign, because over 70% of his campaign donations come from grassroots donations. He also included a story about the first time he ran for office, when he went door to door collecting grassroots donations and thanking everyone profusely. It was a nice story, though I had heard it from him before.

Pete will forever be the candidate who sent the second-most number of emails this cycle.

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