Day 490: 9/21/20

On Monday, Donald Trump slowed down 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.

Twice as many as Biden

Donald Trump only sent 8 emails on Monday, while Joe Biden sent 4.

Fundraising was NOT the most popular theme.

Trump’s campaign is having a field day with a voter-motivational issue to talk about that does not involve the deaths of over 200,000 Americans on Trump’s watch or disparagement toward the military. While Biden has moved away from the Supreme Court rhetoric for the moment, Trump is doubling down with email after email screaming that he’s going to FILL THAT SEAT.

Of course, it’s not a political email campaign without a bit of worry about what the other side is doing. Biden was fretting about a rally Trump held in Toledo, Ohio, which is on the border of Ohio and Michigan, two big battleground states. Meanwhile, Trump is worried about the $65 million of ads Biden just bought, which he declared to be $65 million of LIES.

No hostility?

Mostly, Trump is just excited about the new topic. Anything to distract from his failures: putting conservative judges in power is the one thing he’s actually really good at. He’s also looking forward to the debates, because not only is there a LAST CHANCE to enter to win a trip to the debates with him (Narrator: it was not the last chance, the contest closes on the 24th), but also, he wants ONE MILLION names to scroll across the screen during the debate for the entire nation to see.

Mind you, to see those names, you’d have to be watching on the official Donald J. Trump livestream, but hey, donate now and you could be first on that list.

If one million names is anything like the RNC one million names, they’ll scroll so fast and in such tiny font that it is impossible to see. Still. Could be first.


Or I could just buy a FILL THAT SEAT shirt.

Same thing.

These are not nice, round numbers.

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