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Forum Post: Anti-Democracy Tactics (?) Witnessed in My First Campaign as an Organizer

Posted 2 years ago on May 11, 2012, 1:59 p.m. EST by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC
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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/11/1090386/-Anti-Democracy-Tactics-Witnessed-in-My-First-Campaign-as-an-Organizer

"Near the end of the primary election campaign, I held in my hands a mailer that went out to thousands of Democrats that said "Democrats for (the Republican candidate)" in huge letters, while hidden off in a corner in tiny font was written "Paid for by HRCC" (Pennsylvania's House Republican Campaign Committee, but of course, only the acronym was given). The word "Republican" was nowhere to be seen on the mailer.

A robocall was sent out to thousands of Democrats, asking them to write-in the name of the Republican incumbent when they went to vote, but conveniently failing to mention that person is a Republican. A similar Democratic write-in robocall by the Republican candidate gave an unknowable number of Democrats the incorrect election date, even after the Republican claimed it was a mistake that had been stopped."

It is despicable what some candidates will do to "win" their elections. Is winning an election respectable if one has to cheat in order to do so, instead of relying on the will of the majority?

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[-] 0 points by CarlosFenito (36) 2 years ago

Let them waste their money. Democrats are too well-informed to fall for a moron tactic like that, what would really confuse voters is if you sent a flier to Tea Party morons telling them the wrong voting day.