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Thu Oct 27, 2016, 08:44 AM

 

"We have three major voter supression operations underway"

Says a senior official from the Trump campaign.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-27/inside-the-trump-bunker-with-12-days-to-go

"Instead of expanding the electorate, Bannon and his team are trying to shrink it. “We have three major voter suppression operations under way,” says a senior official. They’re aimed at three groups Clinton needs to win overwhelmingly: idealistic white liberals, young women, and African Americans."

On Oct. 24, Trump’s team began placing spots on select African American radio stations. In San Antonio, a young staffer showed off a South Park-style animation he’d created of Clinton delivering the “super predator” line (using audio from her original 1996 sound bite), as cartoon text popped up around her: “Hillary Thinks African Americans are Super Predators.” The animation will be delivered to certain African American voters through Facebook “dark posts”—nonpublic posts whose viewership the campaign controls so that, as Parscale puts it, “only the people we want to see it, see it.” The aim is to depress Clinton’s vote total. “We know because we’ve modeled this,” says the official. “It will dramatically affect her ability to turn these people out.”

The Trump team’s effort to discourage young women by rolling out Clinton accusers and drive down black turnout in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood with targeted messages about the Clinton Foundation’s controversial operations in Haiti is an odd gambit. Campaigns spend millions on data science to understand their own potential supporters—to whom they’re likely already credible messengers—but here Trump is speaking to his opponent’s. Furthermore, there’s no scientific basis for thinking this ploy will convince these voters to stay home. It could just as easily end up motivating them.

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Response to woolldog (Original post)

Thu Oct 27, 2016, 08:51 AM

1. Now ain't that patriotic?

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Response to catbyte (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 27, 2016, 04:02 PM

11. Yes and illegal, too. DOJ, I'm lookin at you

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Response to woolldog (Original post)

Thu Oct 27, 2016, 08:54 AM

2. We want the Democratic Party to organize and lower the boom on these guys!

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Response to woolldog (Original post)

Thu Oct 27, 2016, 09:04 AM

3. In NC, Repub ads for Trump, McCrory and Burr all feature young white women criticizing the Dems

Repubs are definitely aiming for younger women voters in N.C. at least, where most ads feature several women making strong accusations against Dems.

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Response to wishstar (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 27, 2016, 09:07 AM

4. Must be preaching to the converted

Can't imagine any sane woman being attracted to their BS

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Response to woolldog (Original post)

Thu Oct 27, 2016, 10:00 AM

5. And DNC thanks him f/ lawsuit ammo...

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Response to woolldog (Original post)

Thu Oct 27, 2016, 10:05 AM

6. FOUR: "Sick of this election? That’s just what Donald Trump wants."

 

Of course, that can backfire!

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 27, 2016, 12:06 PM

8. exactly...

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Response to woolldog (Original post)

Thu Oct 27, 2016, 10:13 AM

7. That's just negative advertising.

I'm more concerned about actual voter suppression - intimidation at polling places, voter ID requirements, purged registrations, fewer polling places in Democratic areas, etc.

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Response to woolldog (Original post)

Thu Oct 27, 2016, 12:25 PM

9. kick

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Response to woolldog (Original post)

Thu Oct 27, 2016, 12:58 PM

10. Bring it on, that will extend the Consent Decree by another 8 years!

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Response to woolldog (Original post)

Thu Oct 27, 2016, 08:08 PM

12. To be fair, they also have a plan for depressing voters.

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Response to woolldog (Original post)

Thu Oct 27, 2016, 08:38 PM

13. This is a great and eye-opening look at Trump's digital media operation .....

I highly recommend this article.

They are quite aware they are going to lose the election; this is the plan for the future after the election.

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