Trump Campaign Has Sent Out Over 400 Fundraising Emails Since Losing Election

President Donald Trump's campaign has sent more than 400 emails seeking financial contributions since the presidential election on November 3, just over one month ago.

Those who signed up to the Trump campaign's mailing list have received nearly 500 emails since election day, of which more than 400 contained fundraising solicitations.

Presidential campaigns use mailing lists to keep in touch with voters and ask for donations, often by providing links to the candidates' websites, but the sheer number of emails from the Trump campaign has garnered attention in recent weeks.

Some social media users have pointed to the emails, while even supporters of the president had previously complained about frequent solicitations.

A large number of the emails focused on unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in the presidential election. So far, the Trump campaign has produced no evidence of election irregularities and their lawsuits have been mostly unsuccessful.

"This may be the most important email I ever send you," said one fundraising email, sent on Thursday. "I want to provide an update on our ongoing efforts to expose the tremendous voting irregularities that took place during the ridiculously long November 3rd Election.

"As President, I have no higher duty than to defend the laws of the Constitution of the United States. That is why I am determined to protect our Election system - which is under attack - but I cannot do it alone. I need YOUR HELP."

The email went on to ask for a $5 contribution to "fight for the integrity of our election" but also provided ways for voters to donate larger amounts of money, before claiming: "Bottom line, we are going to defend the honesty of the vote, ensuring every LEGAL ballot is COUNTED, and that NO ILLEGAL ballot is counted."

Other emails seeking contributions have followed a similar pattern. The approach appears to have been successful. The Trump campaign and Republican National Committee (RNC) announced on Thursday that they had raised more than $200 million since election day.

"These tremendous fundraising numbers show President Trump remains the leader and source of energy for the Republican Party, and that his supporters are dedicated to fighting for the rightful, legal outcome of the 2020 general election," campaign manager Bill Stepien said in a statement.

Newsweek contacted the Trump campaign email account that's sent more than 400 calls for financial contributions about the number of solicitations but hadn't received a reply at the time of writing.

While some have expressed frustration about the frequent messages, they are perfectly legal. The Federal Election Commission told Newsweek that "FEC regulations do not speak to the frequency of campaign communications."

While the campaign is asking for contributions ostensibly to challenge unproven voter fraud, much of the money may be spent to pay down debt. Using the money for further recounts in swing states also seems to be precluded as most have certified their results already.

President Trump on Thanksgiving
President Donald Trump arrives to speak in the Diplomatic Room of the White House on Thanksgiving on November 26, in Washington, D.C. Trump had earlier made the traditional call to members of the military stationed abroad through video teleconference. His campaign has made many solicitations for funds since the election. Erin Schaff - Pool/Getty Images