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Democrats electoral college strategy for 2020 presidential election.

 
 
coldjoint
 
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Reply Mon 9 Mar, 2020 08:01 pm
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"Voter suppression efforts across the country have been a barely-disguised effort to keep Black Americans and other Democratic-leaning voters from the polls," Bloomberg, who dropped out of the race last week, said in a statement. "I've always believed we need to make it easier for all citizens to register and vote, not harder."

That is a lie.
Quote:
The Mythology of Voter Suppression

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-mythology-of-voter-suppression-11574467350
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Real Music
 
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Reply Sun 19 Apr, 2020 10:03 am
Biden Digital Game Outmatched by Trump as Campaign Goes Virtual.



Published April 19, 2020



Quote:
President Donald Trump’s campaign boasts it needed just 24 hours to switch into virtual mode after coronavirus lockdowns ended his signature, high-energy rallies. For Joe Biden, who thrives on the personal connection of retail politics, the transition is taking much longer.

Trump’s operation dominates the digital space in no small part thanks to the presidential bully pulpit and his massive Twitter presence. But Biden, a month after the pandemic forced him off the trail, has yet to beef up his digital team and is still working to expand his outreach to quarantined voters.

Unlike rivals like Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders who relied on innovative technology to reach supporters during the Democratic primary season, Biden ran a traditional campaign leveraging his name recognition, political contacts and skills in retail politics. As of last week, Biden has hired no new staff with expertise in digital politics, the campaign said, instead relying on existing aides.

Biden’s digital director, Rob Flaherty, acknowledged that the campaign has to catch up.

“This month has given us a good opportunity to figure out where there are needs and where we need to fill in holes,” Flaherty said in an interview. “We’re going to grow in time but for now we’re drinking from the fire hose but still punching way above weights.”

Playing Catchup

The Biden camp is just now beginning to ramp up its digital efforts, with some help from former rivals. He’s held virtual town halls, hosting family-oriented YouTube users and started an interactive broadcast with coronavirus frontline workers. Biden’s video content has reached 52 million viewers over the past month, the campaign says.

“We have some opportunity of undivided attention from screens to reach people exactly where they’re at, which is on their phones,” said Carla Aronsohn, who was Sanders’s lead mobile strategist in 2016 and then founded Cultivate Strategies, a progressive digital agency. “They need to invest in hiring some of the most brilliant technical and digital minds onto their campaign.”

Beginning in March, the campaigns were forced to find alternatives to crowded events and rope lines as social distancing protocols and stay-at-home orders were imposed around the country.

Trump, harnessing the power of incumbency and without the distraction of a primary challenger, got right to it. He launched virtual rallies, some with popular surrogates like Donald Trump Jr. Other virtual events cater to specific constituencies, like Women for Trump, Black Voices for Trump and Latinos for Trump. The groups have their own accounts across social media channels. By the end of April, the campaign plans to hold about 90 of these coalition specific events to get access to new volunteers, donors and data.

Yet Biden still leads Trump in national polling, with the former vice president polling five points ahead of Trump on average, according to Real Clear Politics.

Out-of-Date App, Website

Biden’s virtual campaign is rockier. His campaign website directs volunteers to help him win the nomination, which he all-but-sewed up last week when Sanders, his one remaining challenger, dropped out.

Overall, Biden has spent less than his rivals on the kinds of software and data services that allow a campaign to identify supporters and connect with them virtually. Through the end of February, Federal Election Commission records show, he spent $1.2 million. In the same time-frame, Trump spent $2.9 million.

On social media, Biden’s footprint is dwarfed by Trump’s. He has 4.9 million followers on Twitter, compared to Trump’s 77 million and even Sanders’s 11.8 million. The Team Trump Twitter account, his campaign’s voice on the platform, has 1.6 million followers, while Team Joe has about 50,000.

On Instagram, Biden trails Trump by 17 million followers while on Facebook, Trump has garnered 24 million likes more than Biden.

Trump campaign deputy press secretary Ken Farnaso said the organization’s significant advantage was “because of our early and ongoing investment in data and technological infrastructure that began in 2015,” allowing the campaign to promptly hold virtual events, online training and register voters online. Its volunteers have made 17 million voter contacts since March 13.

Ex-Rivals Offer Help

Biden’s campaign says it’s upped its digital game since Sanders ended his campaign, and is now getting help from his former rivals. Sanders talked up Biden during an Instagram livestream with Cardi B while Warren asked Miley Cyrus’s followers on the platform to give his campaign $5; both performers have tens of millions of followers.

Pete Buttigieg offered his support on local television stations in Michigan, Ohio and New Hampshire, while former President Barack Obama’s video endorsement of his former running mate was viewed 1 million times in the first 40 minutes alone, according to Twitter.

One outfit trying to convince Biden to use their services is Hawkfish, which ran Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign, according to the Intercept. The data company, which does not have a track record in politics other than the Bloomberg campaign, would do voter targeting, fundraising, persuasion, and “get out the vote” efforts.

(Bloomberg is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News. Bloomberg also sought the Democratic presidential nomination but dropped out on March 4 and endorsed Biden.)

Biden’s digital race to the White House will be a group effort, Flaherty says. “It’s all about going everywhere, and talking to people in places where they may not expect to hear from you,” Flaherty said. “Making sure that the VP gets off of his own channel and on to others is critically important in leveraging key people with followings and influences as places to go, whether political or celebrities.”

But some of Biden’s own tools need work. Smartphone apps are the low-hanging fruit of digital engagement, but Team Joe, the campaign’s app, has frustrated users who want to connect with the campaign, especially during quarantine.

“I’m not sure how much correlation there is between having a slick app and electoral success,” said Jim Stoltzfus, 40, a system administrator from Lancaster, Pa., who downloaded the app to find nearby events and connect with fellow Biden supporters. “But the lack of activity on the app worries me.”

Stone Age

Some reviews on Apple’s App Store pages were harsher, with one Biden supporter calling it confusing and another writing, “His digital game is in the Stone Age.” Users complained about everything from the inability to use the app to donate to the campaign to its lack of opportunities to engage with other supporters and volunteers.

Trump’s app, by contrast, feeds his followers his latest tweets and promotes virtual events hosted by his surrogates. The Team Joe app has been downloaded fewer than 5,000 times on Google’s Android store while Trump’s has been downloaded somewhere between 100,000 and 500,000 times. Apple doesn’t publish information on downloads from its app store.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/elections-2020/biden-digital-game-outmatched-by-trump-as-campaign-goes-virtual/ar-BB12PyB6?li=AAJUkZb&ocid=UE13DHP
coldjoint
 
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Reply Sun 19 Apr, 2020 11:10 am
@Real Music,
Quote:
Biden Digital Game Outmatched by Trump as Campaign Goes Virtual.

Biden is outmatched by just getting up each day. He has dementia. It is more than obvious.
livinglava
 
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Reply Sun 19 Apr, 2020 01:04 pm
@coldjoint,
coldjoint wrote:

Quote:
Biden Digital Game Outmatched by Trump as Campaign Goes Virtual.

Biden is outmatched by just getting up each day. He has dementia. It is more than obvious.

What's really going to be pathetic is when the details of this sexual allegation against Biden start filtering through the media and they're trying to argue which sins are worse than others.

It will be worse than when they started arguing about how big their hands are during the last Republican primaries.

Maybe Biden and Trump will both agree that the media are the enemy of the people when they exploit sexuality and sin for ratings.
coldjoint
 
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Reply Sun 19 Apr, 2020 01:31 pm
@livinglava,
Quote:
What's really going to be pathetic is when the details of this sexual allegation against Biden start filtering through the media and they're trying to argue which sins are worse than others.

Biden has been interviewed over 10 times since the charges became public. Not one MSM reporter has asked about it. No double standard here. The MSM is shooting itself in the foot again. Another example of 0 credibility when it comes to the truth.
livinglava
 
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Reply Sun 19 Apr, 2020 02:52 pm
@coldjoint,
coldjoint wrote:

Quote:
What's really going to be pathetic is when the details of this sexual allegation against Biden start filtering through the media and they're trying to argue which sins are worse than others.

Biden has been interviewed over 10 times since the charges became public. Not one MSM reporter has asked about it. No double standard here. The MSM is shooting itself in the foot again. Another example of 0 credibility when it comes to the truth.

Maybe they've just reached a higher journalistic standard. Let's see if they go on ignoring it next time similar accusations come up with a Republican candidate/appointee/etc.
coldjoint
 
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Reply Sun 19 Apr, 2020 02:56 pm
@livinglava,
Quote:
Maybe they've just reached a higher journalistic standard.

Laughing Laughing Laughing No.
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 20 Apr, 2020 11:51 am
@coldjoint,
you do need some BS diversion so why not? Trump today was haranguing about the 2nd amendment when asked about covid.
Seems the WSJ poll has almost 2/3 of the population think hes doing a really shitty job on the pandemic. enial, diversion, blame others, avoid responsibility.
Thats really not a leader we have, hes still a used car salesman (Sorry to impugn any UCSalesmen)
livinglava
 
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Reply Mon 20 Apr, 2020 11:55 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

you do need some BS diversion so why not? Trump today was haranguing about the 2nd amendment when asked about covid.
Seems the WSJ poll has almost 2/3 of the population think hes doing a really shitty job on the pandemic. enial, diversion, blame others, avoid responsibility.
Thats really not a leader we have, hes still a used car salesman (Sorry to impugn any UCSalesmen)

You make it sound like there are swing voters who can be swayed for or against voting for Trump based on what Trump does.

Don't you see that people vote based on the party and only for the individual insofar as they really like him or her?

I think many people voted for Obama because they just really liked him regardless of any thoughts about the Democratic party more generally, but it's not possible for Democrats to vote for a Republican no matter how much they like him or her as an individual because a major part of the Democratic party strategy is to demonize anyone and everyone who is Republican regardless of what kind of individual they actually are outside of the demonization.
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coldjoint
 
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Reply Mon 20 Apr, 2020 02:37 pm
https://www.usmessageboard.com/attachments/ridinwithbiden-jpg.323206/
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Real Music
 
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Reply Fri 15 May, 2020 05:06 pm
Mike Bloomberg plots spending blitz to support (Joe Biden's) run for president.


Published May 15, 2020


Quote:
Billionaire and former presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is plotting a massive spending blitz to back Joe Biden's quest for the White House.

The former New York mayor and his advisors are discussing whether his spending will include a major donation to a pro-Biden super PAC, the Biden-Democratic National Committee joint fundraising effort, or another group.

"As Mike has said, he supports Vice President Biden in defeating Donald Trump. We're currently looking at how to best support Vice President Biden as well as Democratic victories up and down the ballot in November, just as Mike Bloomberg has done in previous cycles," a Bloomberg spokesperson told CNBC.

Billionaire and former presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is plotting a massive spending blitz to back Joe Biden's quest for the White House.

The former New York mayor and his closest political advisors are discussing whether Bloomberg's expenditure will include major donations to pro-Biden super PACs, Biden's joint fundraising effort with the Democratic National Committee, or another independent group, according to people familiar with the conversations. These people declined to be named as the talks were private.

There are at least three super PACs backing Biden that Bloomberg could give to: Unite the Country, Priorities USA and American Bridge. Donors can give unlimited funds to super PACs, but are limited in how much they can give to campaigns and joint fundraising campaign committees.

"As Mike has said, he supports Vice President Biden in defeating Donald Trump. We're currently looking at how to best support Vice President Biden as well as Democratic victories up and down the ballot in November, just as Mike Bloomberg has done in previous cycles," a Bloomberg spokesperson told CNBC.

Though it's unclear how much Bloomberg will eventually spend, some of the people familiar with the matter noted that they anticipate Bloomberg to end up spending in excess of $250 million to support Biden, the apparent Democratic nominee.

Any major financial support from Bloomberg backing Biden does not include what he could put toward assisting congressional Democrats and the DNC. After dropping out of the Democratic primary for president in March, Bloomberg endorsed Biden and later announced his campaign would transfer $18 million to the DNC.

With six months to go until the general election, Bloomberg investing part of his $58 billion net worth would be a critical boost for the former vice president. Biden and other leaders of the Democratic Party have been trying to build a general election juggernaut that would have a chance at overcoming President Donald Trump's war chest.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced all campaigns to go virtual and, although Biden kept up with Trump in fundraising in April, raising $60.5 million, he is still behind in cash. The president's campaign and the Republican National Committee have a combined $255 million in reserve. The Biden campaign told reporters on Friday that they had $103 million on hand at the end of April when combined with the DNC.

A Real Clear Politics polling average shows Biden ahead of Trump nationally by close to five points.

Bloomberg has become a major contributor to Democratic campaigns and causes favored by the party, including gun safety. His contributions helped Democrats become the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives during the 2018 congressional midterm elections.

"Historically, the former mayor has spent big, spent late and won. Look at the history because Democrats have often won big with Bloomberg's backing," said a person close to Bloomberg who is also familiar with the talks.

Bloomberg's team has previously said that he spent $110 million on Democrats throughout the 2018 congressional campaign.

Biden joined Bloomberg and over 350 local leaders, including city mayors, on a virtual forum on Thursday to discuss the efforts being made to combat the coronavirus. Although Bloomberg didn't show his hand on how he plans to help Biden, he praised the former vice president and even took a moment to reflect on when the two faced off in the Democratic primary.

"You might remember we didn't work quite as closely this past winter, but we have always been united in this love of country and public service and that's what this is all about," Bloomberg said. Biden had praise for Bloomberg, too. "Mayor Bloomberg has been one of the great mayors of this country and also one of the great leaders of this country," said the former vice president.

Bloomberg had planned on creating a super PAC that would target Trump. But he decided against it and ended up laying off field staff in key battleground states across the country. He finished spending $1 billion on an entirely self funded campaign that only secured 55 delegates, including a victory in the American Samoa caucuses on Super Tuesday.

The former New York mayor has previously said he would not rule out spending up to $1 billion against Trump, whether he was running for president or not. Trump's campaign manager Brad Parscale has said they plan to spend at least $1 billion defending the president and getting him reelected.

The 2020 election cycle is looking to be one of the most expensive yet, especially as it pertains to campaigns spending on advertisements. A recent study by Advertising Analytics shows campaigns could end up investing $6.7 billion on advertising alone. They cite the coronavirus as one of the reasons there could be such a focus on ads this year. "The lack of face-to-face campaigning driving higher shares of budgets to paid media," the report says.

Since his short lived run for president, Bloomberg has focused on funding a large scale tracing and testing program that could help fight the coronaivurs. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's team have previously said that Bloomberg is contributing up to $10 million to those efforts.

Bloomberg's tech firm Hawkfish has been working with Bloomberg Philanthropies on creating social media assets that promote the program and discuss the impact of the coronavirus, according to a member of the Philanthropic group. Many of the videos it has put together are on the Philanthropies Twitter and Facebook pages.

While the firm has struggled to pickup clients as political organizations are switching gears due to the coronavirus pandemic, Biden's team still have not ruled out bringing on the Bloomberg backed entity.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/mike-bloomberg-plots-spending-blitz-to-support-joe-bidens-run-for-president/ar-BB149km8?ocid=UE13DHP
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Real Music
 
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Reply Sun 24 May, 2020 10:03 am

Black and Latino Groups and Leaders Want Anyone but Amy Klobuchar for Biden's Vice President.


https://www.newsweek.com/black-latino-groups-leaders-want-anyone-amy-klobuchar-bidens-vice-president-1505822
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Real Music
 
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Reply Sun 24 May, 2020 10:10 am
Black activists warn Biden:
Don't pick Klobuchar as VP
.


http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/black-activists-warn-biden-dont-pick-klobuchar-as-vp/ar-BB14vhhU?ocid=UE13DHP
coldjoint
 
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Reply Sun 24 May, 2020 10:49 am
@Real Music,
Quote:
Black activists warn Biden:
Don't pick Klobuchar as VP.

Has Biden checked if they are real black people? Remember he knows. Laughing
RABEL222
 
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Reply Sun 24 May, 2020 12:19 pm
@coldjoint,
This whole posting is a crock of shyt by a couple of bull shyters.
coldjoint
 
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Reply Sun 24 May, 2020 12:43 pm
@RABEL222,
Quote:
This whole posting is a crock of shyt by a couple of bull shyters.

So Biden did not say you are not really black if you do not vote for him? Wrong, he did. The man is a racist trying to mobilize the voters he thinks the Democrats own. Remember slaves were owned. It is obvious, and Black people should be very angry.
RABEL222
 
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Reply Sun 24 May, 2020 02:02 pm
@coldjoint,
More bullshyt by the king of bullshyters. Keep up the good work. People with your attitude are going to get Biden elected by turning middle of the road voters to Biden. Your crap will only influence Trumpies.
coldjoint
 
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Reply Sun 24 May, 2020 03:39 pm
@RABEL222,
Quote:
elected by turning middle of the road voters to Biden.

Biden is not middle of the road anymore, he has caved to the far Left on almost everything. He does not talk that much but should have gathered that information from what he has said.

My advice to you is to pay attention.
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Real Music
 
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Reply Sun 24 May, 2020 08:24 pm
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer tells TODAY’s Craig Melvin she had an “opening conversation”
regarding Joe Biden’s search for a running mate, but at this time she is directing her energy toward
helping her state get through the coronavirus crisis.


Published May 19, 2020


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