Emails are climbing back up, and they peaked for the last deadline before the election.
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.
Donald Trump sent 85 emails over the past week, while Joe Biden sent 31.
With Wednesday, October 14, being the final FEC fundraising deadline before the election, and Thursday, October 15, being the date of the dueling town halls that replaced the second Presidential debate, emails peaked in the middle of the week from both campaigns.
Biden had a focus mainly on fundraising this past week, but he did take the time to invite me to several campaign events he was holding and talking about the town hall he held in place of the debate that Trump canceled.
Trump, on the other hand, focused on bringing in money, whether that was through his own merch or the book written by Ted Cruz about the Supreme Court. He did ask me if I was going to vote for him, but he preferred to ask me if I’d join one of his MVP clubs.
After all, what good is getting Trump’s emails if he’s not telling me about all of the exclusive offers that he’s undoubtedly sending to millions?
Biden was trying his hand at empowering me this week as well, though while Trump’s idea of empowering was “You’ve been given an exclusive chance to give me money,” Biden’s idea was “When we all come together, we can change the country.”
Two very different takes on how someone is special.
Two very different styles of leadership.
One very easy choice.