Day 532: 11/2/20

Twas the day before Election Day, and all through the inbox, the email message was changing, not little, but lots.


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.

Understated for my pre-election expectations

While Trump has been blasting me through his DonaldJTrump list, that was not the list I had been tracking. Through his Trump Make America Great Again Committee email list, he sent me 17 emails on the Monday before Election Day. Joe Biden only sent 6.

Is this what you were expecting?

And while the Biden Victory Fund list, again, not one that I’m tracking, has also been waving merch and donation requests at me, the Biden for President list has been almost entirely focused on getting me to vote, to vote, to vote, and to talk to my friends and family about why this election means so much to me.

Well… huh.

While Biden’s emails have all been focusing on making sure that I know how much power I have with my vote and my voice… Trump has suddenly remembered he needs to make a case for himself. Suddenly, almost overnight, his emails are not just focused on how Biden is a corrupt politician taking millions from Communist China and will destroy our way of life and leave us prisoners in our own homes (all phrases from his emails), but also how he’s been a super awesome politician, doing great things for Americans.

President Trump has done more in 47 months than Joe Biden did in 47 years. The Trump-Pence administration has accomplished more than anyone thought possible:
MASSIVE tax cuts
Renegotiated the failed NAFTA and passed the USMCA
Rebuilt our Nation’s military
Decimated ISIS
The wall is being FINISHED
Protected pre-existing conditions
And so much more.
Here is a timeline of Joe Biden’s career in the Washington Swamp:

1973 Biden Enters Office
…followed by a long list of years all the way up to 2020, of which 1995 and 2016 are oddly hyperlinked to donation pages

I cannot stress enough how rare it is for Trump to talk about his own victories. He genuinely has been much more focused on how evil and horrible and destructive Biden and Harris have been than on how good he has been.

We’ve accomplished so much these past four years.

Together, we’ve:
Created the strongest economy in the world
Rebuilt the mighty American military
Achieved peace deals in the Middle East
Replaced terrible deals like NAFTA with the USMCA
Wiped terrorists off the face of the Earth
Protected the unborn
Fought for your religious liberties
And, successfully appointed THREE Supreme Court Justices
But we’re not done yet, Amy.

The Election is ALMOST HERE. We will either continue our work to Make America Great Again, or have it dismantled by Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and the Far Left Radicals in the Washington Swamp.
You know it’s a Pence email because of ‘unborn.’

And yet here he is, the day before the election, trotting out his list of victories in every other email (despite it being able to be counted on both hands).

THIS will be the most important Election in the history of our Nation and President Trump needs your help to protect the future of our great Country.

A vote for President Trump is a vote for:
Massive tax cuts
Fair trade
Strong borders
American energy independence
Law enforcement
Our servicemen and women
A vote for Sleepy Joe is a vote for:
The biggest tax hike in history
Slashing Medicare and Social Security
Abolishing American energy
We cannot let America go down the Left’s path of socialism and decline, Amy.
Where was this message a month ago!?

Over and over again, Trump was trying to cram an entire cycle of campaigning into a single day’s emails.


He even included dancing gold checks to tempt me.

His desperation grew so great, that he even invoked the coronavirus.

When I first announced I was going to run for President in 2015, I had a theme - a great theme that I made work: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.

Despite closing everything up when the coronavirus hit, we saved millions of lives and now we are opening back up. Our economy is recovering faster than any economy in the world. What helped our Nation the most is that my administration put AMERICA FIRST.

For the first time in DECADES, America was put FIRST, and as long as I am YOUR President, it will always be that way.

So, Amy, if you want a vaccine to kill the virus, a job to support your great family, and freedom to live your life then I am asking you to vote Republican and vote for TRUMP TOMORROW.
Because without Trump, there will be no vaccine.

And it’s not just coronavirus. Trump also realized he needed to appeal to Christians.

When you consider your vote this year, remember this: in this Election, people of faith have no greater champion than President Donald J. Trump.
Yeah, another Mike Pence email

Yeah, there you have it, an appeal to all the religious belief in your soul.

He tried everything

Over, and over, and over again, on the Monday before Election Day, Trump screamed his hatred and powerlessness into the void of our inboxes. He scrambled desperately to make up the groundwork he should have been laying like a student who realized their paper was due tomorrow, and he threw in a few good dogwhistles to his most fervent base while he was at it.

Fight to defend your country, Trump wailed. Fight, fight, FIGHT!

And Biden?

I’m writing to you today to say thank you.

Thanks to grassroots donors like you in Michigan and across the country, we closed the books on our last month of the campaign in a position of strength.

We’ve gone through so much together these past few months. From the devastating tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic to the divisiveness of our politics, things can feel discouraging.

But our campaign has given me such deep hope. So many Americans have risen to meet this moment -- and I’ve seen each and every one of you pour your heart and soul into this campaign.

We’ve mobilized millions. We’ve seen the power of grassroots donations to break fundraising records. We’ve trained and empowered tens of thousands of volunteers to connect directly with voters in critical states, driving up turnout and engagement for our people-powered campaign.
Technically, this is a Kamala Harris email

Biden ended the pre-election cycle with hope in his heart and gratitude in his words.

I hope each and every one of you reading this post has cast your vote. The easy part is almost over.

There will be a post tomorrow with Election Day emails.

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