Skip to comments.Trumpís Digital Advantage Is Freaking Out Democratic Strategists. Left and right agree on one point. The presidentís re-election campaign is way ahead online.
Posted on 01/29/2020 5:26:22 AM PST by karpov
In a blog post published in November, a year before the 2020 election, Brian Burch, the president of CatholicVote.org, a socially conservative advocacy group, announced that in Wisconsin alone his organization had identified 199,241 Catholics whove been to church at least 3 times in the last 90 days.
Nearly half of these religiously observant parishioners, Burch wrote, 91,373 mass-attending Catholics are not even registered to vote! CatholicVote.org is looking for potential Trump voters within this large, untapped reservoir Republican-leaning white Catholics who could bolster Trumps numbers in a battleground state.
Burch, whose organization opposes abortion and gay marriage, made his plans clear:
We are already building the largest Catholic voter mobilization program ever. And no, thats not an exaggeration. Our plan spans at least 7 states (and growing), and includes millions of Catholic voters.
How did Catholic Vote come up with these particular church attendance numbers for 199,241 Catholics? With geofencing, a technology that creates a virtual geographic boundary, enabling software to trigger a response when a cellphone enters or leaves a particular area a church, for example, or a stadium, a school or an entire town.
Geofencing is just one of the new tools of digital campaigning, a largely unregulated field of political combat in which voters have little or no idea of how they are being manipulated, in which traditional disclosure requirements are inoperative and key actors are anonymous. It is a weapon of choice. Once an area is geofenced, commercial data companies can acquire the mobile phone ID numbers of those within the boundary.
This is how the National Catholic Reporter described the process in an article earlier this month:
Politically minded geofencers capture data from the cellphones of churchgoers, and then purchase ads targeting those devices.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
They’re running the article to get tech companies to crack down on selling data to conservatives (only). It ticks me off when people, supposedly on our side, mouth off to the media about tactics...at least they can wait until after the election.
Google will go right on selling data to the highest bidder. It’s their lifeblood, their oxygen. They can’t continue to exist without it.
91,373 mass-attending Catholics are not even registered to vote!
It just goes to prove that many people don’t deserve the free Republic that they have.
The media was gaga over Obama and his campaign doing a little of this.
geofencing, mass personalization, dark patterns, identity resolution technologies, dynamic prospecting, geotargeting strategies, location analytics, geo-behavioural segment, political data cloud, automatic content recognition, dynamic creative optimization.
In before the “doom-and-gloom” crowd. President Trump will win re-election, possibly by a landslide.
Vote harvesting. Were using the tools the Left used successfully to flip the House in 2018 to turn the election around this year.
And were just getting started. Choke on it, Democrats. Paybacks a b*tch!
Theyre running the article to get tech companies to crack down on selling data to conservatives (only). It ticks me off when people, supposedly on our side, mouth off to the media about tactics...at least they can wait until after the election.
loose lips sink ships
You got that right! Obama was brilliant. Trump doing it gives him an unfair advantage.
Yep, same old playbook. Tedious...
Thank you, Brad Pascale!!
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