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Trump advisor: “We have three major voter-suppression operations under way,” including one targeting African-American voters:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-27/inside-the-trump-bunker-with-12-days-to-go
https://twitter.com/SopanDeb/status/791618023916535809

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Reply VOTER SUPPRESSION: You're not supposed to say this publicly... (Original post)
kpete Oct 2016 OP
sarae Oct 2016 #1
bigtree Oct 2016 #2
Gothmog Oct 2016 #3
WillowTree Oct 2016 #4
FSogol Oct 2016 #5
WillowTree Oct 2016 #8
trotsky Oct 2016 #6
meow2u3 Oct 2016 #7
napkinz Oct 2016 #9

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 27, 2016, 07:16 AM

1. Trump & Co. are the very definition of dirty con people.

They also released a Hillary attack ad all in Spanish, in spanish-speaking areas. That's infuriating based on his Trump's past comments alone. I remember him criticizing Jeb Bush for saying a few words in Spanish, saying people should speak English if they're in the US. And then they do an ad criticizing Clinton all in Spanish.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 27, 2016, 07:29 AM

2. the whole white nationalist thing

 

...has been a huge bust for Trump.

All of that cynicism about the American voters has alienated huge swaths of the electorate. Trump's campaign is a revealing look at republican politics without the Jeb Bush-like finish on it. Just straightforward conservative bigotry and ivory-tower corporatism, which is, essentially the entirety of the republican platform.

We're defeating the conservative republican agenda head on, with the kind of broad-based support most campaigns only dream of. That's the verdict on racist chicanery like this.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 27, 2016, 08:19 AM

3. The GOP is the party of voter suppression and relies on voter suppression to win races

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 27, 2016, 09:24 AM

4. By that definition, all negative campaigning is "voter suppression".

That's not what the term "voter suppression" is generally understood to mean. In most instances, it's taken to mean trying to prevent people from voting or having their votes counted, not trying to convince people not to vote for your candidate's opponent. Quite a difference there, and both parties do the negative campaigning thing quite a lot.

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Response to WillowTree (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 27, 2016, 09:28 AM

5. Classic "Both Parties are the same post!"

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Response to FSogol (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 27, 2016, 10:03 AM

8. I didn't say that.

But it's a stone cold fact that both parties.......all parties.......engage in copious amounts of aggressive negative campaigning these days. The fact that you don't like that I pointed that out doesn't make it less true.

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Response to WillowTree (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 27, 2016, 09:30 AM

6. Right, I'm concerned about the use of that phrase.

Because the GOP has been engaging in true voter suppression for years now, with voter ID, etc. Calling negative ads voter suppression minimizes the actual damage done by those things.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 27, 2016, 09:43 AM

7. "Three major voter suppression operations"

That right there is, or should be, enough to extend the consent decree for at least another 8 years, if not indefinitely.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 27, 2016, 11:22 AM

9. why isn't this the lead story?

All I'm seeing is EMAILS.

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