Day 513: 10/14/20

Final FEC fundraising deadline of the election is OVER. Just a debate or two left, plus the actual election itself…


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.

50% of Trump’s emails again

Donald Trump sent 12 emails on Wednesday, while Joe Biden sent 6.

Surprising all around

While Trump, for once, did not split his donation asks between merch or contest offers, and all of his emails were completely asking for direct donations (matched up to 900%, sometimes for ALL gifts, sometimes for MY gifts only), Biden actually sent an invitation to an event that was not asking for money. He invited me to a grassroots strategy meeting to talk about the strategy of the campaign for the rest of the election.

Trump was all over the place

While Biden largely remained optimistic about the future, Trump’s emotions ran the gamut from needing to crush Biden in fundraising, begging me to donate before the time ran out, worried he might lose everything if he didn’t crush Biden, and telling me that if I didn’t donate and get my name on the list, Trump would be very disappointed.

Heaven forbid I disappoint the crier-in-chief.

3 emails short of a nice total number

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