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Mon Sep 28, 2020, 09:18 PM

Breaking: Trump 2016 campaign targeted 3.5m black Americans to deter them from voting'

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Source: The Guardian

Donald Trump’s 2016 US presidential election campaign has been accused of actively seeking to deter 3.5 million black Americans in battleground states from voting by deliberately targeting them with negative Hillary Clinton ads on Facebook.

The secret effort concentrated on 16 swing states, several narrowly won by Trump after the black Democrat vote collapsed.

The claims have come from an investigation by Channel 4 News, which was leaked a copy of a vast election database it says was used by the Trump campaign in 2016.

Comprising the records of 198 million Americans, and containing details about their domestic and economic status acquired from market research firms, the investigation claimed voters were segmented into eight categories.

One was marked “deterrence”. Those placed in the special category – voters thought likely to vote for Clinton or not at all – were disproportionately black.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/28/trump-2016-campaign-targeted-35m-black-americans-to-deter-them-from-voting

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Reply Breaking: Trump 2016 campaign targeted 3.5m black Americans to deter them from voting' (Original post)
AkFemDem Sep 28 OP
AkFemDem Sep 28 #1
Lithos Sep 28 #2
Botany Sep 28 #3
dalton99a Sep 28 #8
ffr Sep 28 #4
AkFemDem Sep 28 #5
William Seger Sep 28 #6
AkFemDem Sep 28 #7
bucolic_frolic Sep 28 #9
Omaha Steve Sep 28 #10

Response to AkFemDem (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 09:24 PM

1. See original reporting from Channel 4:

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Response to AkFemDem (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 09:24 PM

2. What Trump has been saying

NO ONE HAS DONE MORE FOR disenfranchising BLACKS THAN I

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Response to AkFemDem (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 09:28 PM

3. And who helped to target them?

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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 09:59 PM

8. Yep. Parscale played a critical role

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Response to AkFemDem (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 09:29 PM

4. Not LBN format. Please revise without commentary in story body. n/t

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Response to ffr (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 09:31 PM

5. Done

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Response to AkFemDem (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 09:37 PM

6. Also, please don't add "breaking" to the original titles

If something ISN'T breaking, then you shouldn't be posting it in Latest Breaking News.

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Response to AkFemDem (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 09:45 PM

7. Deleted commentary:

“Holy shit!”

Further commentary because I want to say it- If you look at the screen shots of the database it’s pretty damming. This needs more screen time, channel 4 if you are not familiar- is a UK outlet. This means the time zones work against this hitting the US news cycle. I hope it doesn’t get lost overnight.

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Response to AkFemDem (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 09:59 PM

9. Oh, hey, nothing racist about that, huh?

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Response to AkFemDem (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:14 PM

10. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

Dupe. See the earlier post here: https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142591002

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