On Memorial Day last year, I received 8 emails, of which only 1 was from Joe Biden.
This year, I received 3 emails, all of which were from Joe Biden.
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!
Monday had 3 emails to each of my accounts with Joe Biden, with no numerical difference between a holiday to remember the fallen and another campaign day.
But while Trump made his Memorial Day emails all about his great 25% off discount at his store and donations to get your gold membership card, Joe Biden actually sent a very nice Memorial Day email to start off the day (before making it all about donating to his campaign and which one of his blue membership cards I wanted).
Some things are only sacred when it’s not an election year.
Now, I do need to make it clear, I’m not “both sides-ing” Trump and Biden on this. There was a clear difference in their email tones even when they talked about similar things.
I know which of these two men I’d rather have leading my country and representing me on a national stage.
(It’s not the one who changed his logo to gold on Memorial Day.)