Days 418 and 419: 7/11/20-7/12/20

EDIT: This post was written when Trump’s emails were hiding in Spam. Here is the correct breakdown of this weekend’s emails.

I’m starting to think Donald Trump has already given up on me.


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.

Biden is keeping busy

Joe Biden sent his usual 3 emails a day, for a total of 6 emails over the weekend. Donald Trump only sent 1 email on Saturday.

Still all about the money

Biden reminded me that caring for others is American and offered me one last chance to get his “Wear a Mask” sticker over the weekend. He also had a survey on my thoughts on the Supreme Court, reminding me that he has sworn to nominate an African-American woman to the bench as President.

Other than those two emails, his entire batch of weekend emails has been asking for donations.

I don’t like that blue polls bar

And yet, once again, despite having promised he would pay more attention to us than to the polls, Biden emailed to get excited about the polls. According to a recent poll, he is forecasted to win 279 electoral votes, which would secure the nomination. Of course, he assured me, polls aren’t reality and we can’t slow down, but yay! Polls!

Hours later, he tweeted to ignore the polls.

Biden’s email team is literally working in their own little bubble. Past emails don’t exist. The rest of the campaign doesn’t exist. The only thing that exists for them is right now, in this moment, how can they milk the most money out of their mailing list?

The gulf is huge

At least they’re keeping to the positive emotional notes.

Biden continues to grow while Trump stagnates. Sounds right.

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