Day 500: 10/1/20

Can you believe I’ve been reading political emails for 500 days straight? Because I certainly can’t…


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.

These numbers are correct

Donald Trump sent 14 emails on Thursday, while Joe Biden only sent 1.

Now, to be fair, I did get 4 emails from the Biden Victory Fund on Thursday, but that is not the mailing list I am counting for this blog.

Even on the first of the month, it’s all about money.

Biden’s one email was thanking me for my (Steven’s) support last month and asking if I could give again. They do hate asking me for money, but it really is that important.

Trump, on the other hand, talked about how much he hates the Hollywood Elites who hate him, and that’s why he’d much rather spend his trip to LA with a top supporter like ME, if only I’d donate to enter his contest.

Trump does not focus on the vote

While Biden’s money is going toward getting out the vote, Trump’s money is going toward raising money for Trump. He did want to trumpet his success at the debates, though his matching checks are no longer “gold-plated,” and he’s offering me priority access to his brand new 2020 Official Make America Great Again pint glasses.

He also emailed me to let me know that if I donated to become a member of the Trump 100 Club or an official Trump MVP, I’d get exclusive offers of things like priority access to merch.

Uh-huh. Exclusive. Sure it is.

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