On Friday, Joe Biden sent me an extra email.
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.
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.