Days 425 and 426: 7/18/20-7/19/20

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

Donald Trump doesn’t seem to like to email on Sundays.


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.

All of Trump’s were on one day

Over the weekend, Joe Biden sent 6 emails evenly split between Saturday and Sunday, while Donald Trump sent me 5 emails on Saturday and nothing on Sunday.

This time, Trump had some variety.

Both campaigns included a survey and a petition over the weekend, but while Trump otherwise focused on getting me to pay him, Biden took the time to write out a touching tribute to John Lewis, a civil rights icon who passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Meanwhile, Trump was hawking welcome mats.

I actually know a Brenda from Texas…

In case you actually needed me to tell you, no, Trump has not emailed about the passing of John Lewis.

There is such a difference here.

While Trump has been empowering his supporters and being overtly hostile to parts of America, Biden has been remaining hopeful and grateful, except when he was angry at the Trump administration for jeopardizing the USPS. Biden was also curious if I was going to vote for him in the fall, and implored me to please answer even if I’d already answered. He doesn’t want to take any vote for granted, after all.

I feel like these bars will seem closer the longer they grow.

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