Day 505: 10/6/20

The Trump campaign really struggles with running on multiple tracks at the same time.


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.

Day before a debate numbers?

Donald Trump sent out 10 emails on Tuesday, while Joe Biden sent only 4.

800% match!

With the Vice Presidential debate coming up, Biden is focusing his attention on supporting Kamala Harris with donations from supporters and my opinion on what she should be talking about. He also reminded me again about Ohio’s voter registration deadlines, still thinking I am Steven from Ohio whose donations would count as coming from Michigan.

This is why clean databases are important.

Trump, on the other hand, was focusing incredibly heavily on how awesome he is for ALREADY BEATING COVID-19, he feels better than he has for twenty years (because he’s high on steroids), and we should celebrate this and support his recovery with 800% matching donations!

Trump wanted to know if I was voting for him. Twice.

None of Trump’s emails even mentioned the Vice Presidential debate. Why would Trump mention that, when he’s trying to focus on how strong and healthy he is?

However, he did make one additional offer: by donating anything, I could be entered to win the very first signed Freedom 2020 hat. He really wants me to have it, but I have to donate money in order for him to give it to me, even though no one else is special enough to deserve this hat.

I can’t help but feel like maybe the Freedom 2020 hat, with its stars and stripes design and the big golden eagle plastered across the front, isn’t quite the sellout risk that Trump and Co thought it would be.

Its predecessor, after all, is on the very last page of available Trump hats when sorted by popularity, and the only change was a slightly higher quality design to the eagle…

Trump is excited to be emailing me again.

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