Day 375: 5/29/20

Well, now I’m not sure what is going on with my donor account and Joe Biden.


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.

My donor account still exists

I received 4 emails from Joe Biden on Friday to my non-donor account, but to my shock and surprise, I actually received 1 to my donor account. However, this one email didn’t match any of the four that my non-donor account received: it matched the first non-donor email that did not have a matching donor email, sent on Wednesday. This puts a point in the “email system has a glitch” column, but as of the time of this writing, I have received more non-donor emails and still no more donor emails.


Regardless of whether or not I’m receiving donor emails, Joe Biden’s focus is entirely on donations. The end of the month is creeping ever closer, and it is still more important than ever to give Biden money.

No variation.

First, Kamala Harris wrote on behalf of her good friend Joe, the lifelong public servant that we really need in the White House, but he really needs our help.

Then, John Kerry wrote on behalf of his good friend Joe Biden, who really needs our help raising money. John knows how much he needs our help, he’s been in Biden’s shoes before.

Then, Biden himself wrote on behalf of himself, telling me that he’s sending me an email asking for money even though he hates sending emails asking for money, because he needs to ask for money. (Again with the heaping negative associations on donating!)

Finally, the campaign wrote, highlighting how many people reached out to me this week asking me to donate money. Even Obama wrote to me, didn’t I see that!? They really need money!

Why yes, folks, I HAVE seen my inbox this week!

It must really suck, to have a racial crisis overlapping with a health crisis overlapping with an end of month fundraising deadline. I can really see where Biden’s most pressing concern is…

Again, at the time of writing this, Biden’s emails have not mentioned the situation in Minneapolis and breaking across the country.

Not even once.

But he has asked for money three times today.

Donors crept up by one.

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