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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 10:05 AM

Producer from Disney-ABC gave proprietary exit poll data to Trump on election night

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Eric Garland
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Producer from Disney-ABC gave proprietary exit poll data to Trump on election night.

"This was info they needed and was used to target the precincts and machines 4 Putin to flip red for that all important electoral win."

Replying to @politico
This shortens the timeline if there IS ever found to be actual interference w/ the vote results. At 5:01pm Vlasto reports to Bossie the numbers are very bad for Trump in the battleground states. At 10:39pm Trump wins OH; 10:53pm he wins FL

If Trump was down 5 -8 points in 8 battleground states based on exit polls at 5 pm, um, how did he win?
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ABC reprimands producer for giving data to Trump campaign

ABC News said it has reprimanded its top producer for investigative reporting for giving Donald Trump’s presidential campaign proprietary exit polling data on election night 2016.

In their new book “Let Trump Be Trump,” campaign insiders Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie wrote that Chris Vlasto -- then-executive producer of “Good Morning America” and now senior executive producer for investigative reporting -- called Bossie, Trump’s deputy campaign manager, at 5:01 p.m. on election night with information being shared within a consortium of the Associated Press and the major TV networks.


"Vlasto had the early exit numbers that the consortium of news networks — the Associated Press, ABC News, CBS News, CNN, Fox News, and NBC News — had collected,” Lewandowski and Bossie wrote. “The consortium followed eleven battleground states, including Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania. Trump was down in eight of the eleven states by five to eight points. The news was devastating. A kill shot.”

Two sources familiar with the consortium process told POLITICO that Vlasto should not have been providing such detailed information to people outside the group, which spends millions of dollars on exit polling and shares the information on Election Day.
More at link...

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Question I have is, Why would Lewandowski give up this information?

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Reply Producer from Disney-ABC gave proprietary exit poll data to Trump on election night (Original post)
Wwcd Dec 7 OP
deminks Dec 7 #1
Wwcd Dec 7 #2
deminks Dec 7 #3
Wwcd Dec 7 #5
Abouttime Dec 7 #4
Aristus Dec 7 #6
Wwcd Dec 7 #7
Moral Compass Dec 7 #8
Wwcd Dec 7 #9
Igel Dec 7 #11
deminks Dec 7 #10
Kablooie Dec 8 #12
Wwcd Dec 8 #13

Response to Wwcd (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 10:09 AM

1. What do we know about David Bossie?

Chairman of Citizens United
Deputy Campaign manaqer for Donnie

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bossie


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Response to deminks (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 10:15 AM

2. 2016 Election should be nullified

Fkers

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Response to Wwcd (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 10:16 AM

3. What do we know about Chris Vlasto?

Executive producer for Good Morning America


He was up for a communications role in the Donnie administration

http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/good-morning-america-donald-trump-chris-vlasto-1201942599/


Long term Clinton hater:

https://www.salon.com/2004/11/23/jennings_clinton/


Would he have done anything to get Donnie elected over Hillary?

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Response to deminks (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 11:11 AM

5. FOX is about to close a deal with ABC/DiSNEY

Chris Vlasto should be jailed, not reprimanded.

They own the media.
Media moved the message in 2016.
We all saw it.

Then in the final hours when Trump was down by 8 pts in battleground states, Vlasto grabbed the data to refigure their numbers for a Trump win.

I can't even stand this anymore.

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Response to Wwcd (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 10:35 AM

4. The election was stolen

This is a smoking gun

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Response to Wwcd (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:14 PM

6. I wonder what the ultra-right-wing Disney-haters are going to think of this.

n/t

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Response to Aristus (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:26 PM

7. Weeee..wer're all goin to disney!!

Maybe Disney's next big exhibit will be 'The Bible'

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Response to Wwcd (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:26 PM

8. Import of this?

And how is this important?

Was it used to swing the election?

Not getting how this had any impact on anything.

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Response to Moral Compass (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:29 PM

9. I can't answer that for you. Sorry

Maybe someone else cares to jump in on your behalf.

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Response to Moral Compass (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:25 PM

11. Imagine it's election night.

You learn something about who the pollsters think have been voting for you and for your opponent.

Where polls are closed, it's meaningless.

Where they're about to close, it's meaningless.

Where there are hours to go--perhaps some western states, if the polling data were turned over early enough, you might be able to buy last minute advertising or run a more targeted GOTV drive using phone banking, esp. if you have access to unofficial poll records that are like those we kept as an adjunct in NY state in the early 2000s.

The rest goes to the idea that the voting machines or registrar's tabulating computers were hacked and somehow this particular information helped them flip votes.

Or to collusion between a free press and a candidate, and the claim that somehow every organization constituting a free press is constrained to not take sides. Unless it's for our guy.

As for the rest, it's really a question of internal wrangles--in that consortium, does the use of data depend on a collective decision or can each member use the data as it sees fit?

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Response to Wwcd (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:11 PM

10. Vlasto and Bossie have known each other for years

http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/abc-news-reprimands-senior-producer-for-providing-trump-campaign-with-exit-poll-data/351092

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Vlasto, a 28-year ABC News vet, and Bossie have known each other for years, and Vlasto was even considered for a senior comms role in the Trump White House last December before pulling himself out of consideration.

(end snip)

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Response to Wwcd (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 02:49 AM

12. Maybe Lewandowski knows it will come out soon from Mueller so

he decided to make some money from it by revealing it first in his book.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 06:58 AM

13. Cash in before its too late! This will be good for book sales

That's the only answer that makes sense.
Money.

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