Day 380: 6/3/20

Stickers, surveys, and support sums up the three emails sent by Joe Biden on Wednesday.


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.

This is normal.

Only 3 emails were sent on Wednesday from Joe Biden. I’m not sure yet if this is a return to his normal email schedule or if it’s just an anomaly.

NO donation ask?

Of those three emails, none of them straight-up asked for money. One wanted me to donate to get a physical reminder of the Biden campaign (no thanks, the emails are reminder enough). One wanted to know my opinions because the campaign does best when it heeds the advice of its supporters (get a new email team). The final email spoke up for Black lives and asked me to support the NAACP.

One email in each category

At least the order of emails was a little better today. They started with the sticker and ended with the heavier NAACP email.

Enough. It's time for us to take a hard look at uncomfortable truths. It's time for us to face the deep, open wound we have in this nation. We need justice for George Floyd. - Joe Biden
From his last email.

It’s incredible how much more poignant a solemn email can be if you don’t follow it up with “AND EVERYONE WANTS OUR STICKERS!”

Bravo, Biden’s email team. You’re learning. Slowly.

We are 70 emails away from stretching this chart horizontally.

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