Day 394: 6/17/20

After all that talking about non-fundraising stuff on Tuesday, Joe Biden had to refresh his emails.


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.

Normal emails for a normal day.

Joe Biden sent 3 emails to each account on Thursday.


All of those emails asked for donations and nothing else.

News event was Trump’s birthday

In the first email, Biden worried that Trump’s birthday was the single largest fundraising day for Trump’s campaign… but that was okay, I was assured! His team’s doing just fine! But, you know, donate if I can?

The second email was inviting me to the fundraiser with Obama, but wait, there’s more! If I donated through THIS link, not only would I get admission to the fundraiser, but I’d be entered for the chance to win a one-on-one call with Biden and Obama!

I’d already signed up for that fundraiser. The email wasn’t totally clear whether or not I had to donate again to be included in the contest.

Finally, the third email was once again talking about how Trump had recently had his best fundraising day ever, while team Biden… well, they fell just short of their last fundraising goal. But that’s okay! Just, you know, if I can donate, maybe I should?

I guess, after talking about actual issues with the country and policy plans on Tuesday, Biden’s email team needed to get back to their comfort zone: asking for money.

Twenty-five emails away from a new line on this chart.

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