Day 413: 7/6/20

We’re still on just 2 emails a day from Joe Biden. I wonder if this is their new email strategy to get people reading their emails again?


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.

Count them, one half, one, one and a half, two…

Joe Biden sent 2 emails to each account on Monday.

2 emails means a 50/50 split

One email had a petition for me to sign, while the other asked for a donation.

Count them here too

The petition email talked about the ACA and how Trump was such a horrible leader, trying to end it again in the middle of a pandemic. Biden’s team is so close to their goal of 50,000 signatures, and they had noticed I hadn’t signed on yet, so… let’s do it!

Less than 50 thousand of a mailing list of probably at least 2 million means that they only have a 2.5% response rate. Must be frustrating. If only there were a way to get people actually engaging with their message…

The donation email was boasting about how Biden had outraised Trump for the second month in a row and we need to keep it up… although, again, if you look at the pure Biden numbers vs Trump numbers and not the combined candidate+party numbers, Biden has outraised Trump every month for the entire year. Trump is not as good at fundraising as he thinks he is.

Probably because his sons keep getting him to nudge out his deadlines.

From Eric Trump
I feel stuck in a liminal space.

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