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Voting ends, emails continue
Peter Funt

Those of us who assumed Election Day would mark a merciful end to the torrent of emails asking for money, obviously don’t understand the new normal in politics. On Nov. 5 the Trump campaign emailed:

“Defend the Election. We need you to protect the election results!” It asked for a donation which would be “matched by 1,000%.” 

Minutes later, the Biden campaign emailed: 

“Peter, your donation - right now - to the Biden Fight Fund will help prevent Donald Trump and Republican’s attempts to throw out duly cast ballots and steal elections.” 

Does this ever end? What’s next? 

Nov. 10 - “Fellow Democrat: Our election victory still faces challenges in court by desperate Republicans. Will you donate $25 today to the Biden Legal Fund?” 

Nov. 26 - “Friend, we all have so much to be thankful for. Please click below to make your donation of $10 or more to the Biden Thanksgiving Fund.”

Nov. 27 - “As we continue to digest our election victory, help show your support by sending $50 to the Biden Black Friday Fund.” 

Dec. 8 - “Fellow Democrat, the inauguration is drawing near and there’s work to be done! Use the link below to make your pledge to the Biden Inauguration Fund!”

Dec. 23 - “Greetings! Please show your support by signing this digital holiday card for Dr. Jill Biden and President-Elect Joe Biden. Donations to the Biden Holiday Fund are welcome.” 

Jan. 5 - “As you know, most presidents wear a red tie for their inauguration, but some have opted for blue. Please take a moment to share your preference for Joe’s big day, and give what you can to the Biden Wardrobe Fund.” 

Jan. 6 - “Dear Supporter, we wish you could join us in Washington for the inauguration, but participating in our online gathering is the next best thing! Click here and contribute $50 to reserve your spot for the Biden Zoom Fund.” 

Jan. 14 - “Friend, we know you get a lot of requests for political donations. Joe’s team wants to put an end to that. Please help our effort by contributing to the Biden Donation Fund.” 

Jan. 20 - “Hello! It’s a new day in America. As Joe takes the oath of office, please help us prepare for the tough fights ahead. Give today to the Biden First Term Fund.” 

Jan. 21 - “Fellow Americans, Joe needs your help! Please click below to make your urgently-needed donation to the Biden Re-election Fund.” 

Peter Funt is a writer and speaker.