Days 362 and 363: 5/16/20-5/17/20

Joe Biden really wants to get my opinion.


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!

Same as last weekend.

As per usual, Joe Biden sent out 6 emails over the weekend, 3 on each day.


Unusually, Biden had more questions for me than asks for money. 4 of the 6 emails were trying to get me to answer some sort of survey. He wanted to know where I got my news from, if he should host a virtual campaign rally near me (isn’t the point of a virtual campaign rally that they aren’t located in a specific geographic location?), and wanted to remind me that there were several surveys he had sent me that I had never filled out.

The surveys were mostly about the campaign

One interesting fact he dropped in a fundraising email, however, was that the RNC and Trump only outraised the DNC and Biden by 2% last month. This just goes to show that the “massive money-making engine” that was the Trump campaign is really only massive in comparison to the DNC efforts being split 28 ways. Once it was consolidated behind a single candidate like the Republicans were, the Democrats are able to match the Republicans in funding.

I think Trump is sending more emails.

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