On Friday, Joe Biden sent me an extra 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!
The usual 3 emails reached my inbox on Friday for my non-donor account, but I did get an extra donor email from Biden because I live in Michigan.
The extra email wasn’t the only odd email out. I signed up for the virtual fundraiser with Biden and Pete Buttigieg, so while my non-donor account got an extra email asking me if I was sure I couldn’t make it, the cost was literally whatever I wanted, my donor account got an email that simply had the link to the event.
Team Pete came through for Biden in a huge way: over 35,000 people signed up, raising him over $1,000,000!
In addition to those different emails, I received an invitation to a Michigan for Biden Young Professionals brunch with Symone Sanders and young leaders from Michigan.
Despite talking earlier about not focusing on polls, Biden did send me an email talking about how great the polls were looking for him. He has more paths to 270 electoral votes than Trump does, and all he needs is a donation from me to keep his edge.
He also emailed about some tweets that he and Obama sent out. Obama sent one that simply said “Vote,” and Biden retweeted it with “What he said.” Biden asked if I could sign my name to proudly declare that I was a vote to defeat Trump.
There’s no way I’d ever vote for Trump. Don’t worry, Biden. You’ve got my vote.