Day 400: 6/23/20

Joe Biden and Barack Obama held a joint fundraiser on Tuesday, but as soon as it began, the email team forgot about it.


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.

Back to normal

Joe Biden sent 3 emails to each account on Tuesday. He did send me a fourth donor email that I did not count, as it was a reminder about the Obama/Biden fundraiser I had signed up for and therefore not one that the standard, non-engaged list would receive.

Bigger olive

The emails started off with Biden musing about how excited he was for his fundraiser with Obama tonight, a fundraiser for which they had raised 98% of their still-undefined goal. There was still time for me to donate, though! One more donation could push them to the top!

He then followed up with a reminder that I still hadn’t done the “Beat Trump” survey, and he then sent an email to remind me that he needed money in order to remove Trump’s failed leadership from the White House and replace him with Biden’s much more sensible and sane leadership.

One email for each topic

But again, once the Biden/Obama fundraiser began, there was no follow-up. No email about how successful it was (it was very successful, with I believe 175,000 people donating close to $11 million?) But then again, why would the campaign bother to share good news?

Dire news is what opens the pocketbooks.

1,247 emails to the non-donor account.

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