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GOP is accused of sending misleading ‘census’ forms

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by mutz87, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. mutz87

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    By Sarah D. Wire
    Staff Writer
    Feb. 20, 2020
    3:20 PM

    WASHINGTON —

    The Republican National Committee is sending documents labeled “2020 Congressional District Census” to people in California and across the country just weeks before the start of the official nationwide count of the country’s population.

    Critics say the misleading mailers — in envelopes labeled “Do Not Destroy. Official Document” and including a lengthy questionnaire on blue-tinted paper similar to the type used by the real census — are designed to confuse people and possibly lower the response rate when the count begins in mid-March.

    The top of the mailer states it is “commissioned by the Republican Party.” In smaller print on the second page, below a request for donations, is a notice that it is paid for by the Republican National Committee. Included in the envelope is a four-page letter from National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel asking for donations to the party and a promise to support Trump in 2020.

    Unlike the official census form, the RNC survey is largely made up of political questions, such as whether the respondent supports using military force against Iran, thinks race relations in the country are getting worse and believes “political correctness” has gotten out of hand.
     
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  2. orangeblue_coop

    orangeblue_coop GC Legend

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    Disgusting but totally expected. The deception and shenanigans will get much worse as the election draws nearer. GOP motto: "If you ain't cheating, you ain't trying"
     
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  3. gatorknights

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    "and it's only cheating if you get caught. Even then, write a check and it all goes away". :(
     
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  4. kygator

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    According to that, it was sent to key supporters. Was it sent to everyone or just Republicans?
     
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  5. RealGatorFan

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    That mailer is supposed to go to only registered republicans, not everyone. I got one too and I tossed mine:) I know the difference between an RNC mailer and the US government's official Census survey; I'm not stupid. Notice how the author never stated who or how many received it. I also like how an RNC mailer ended up implicating Trump. The USSA - guilty unless proven innocent. I'll text a few of my liberal friends and see if they got anything from the DNC. They all do it but the spotlight is on the RNC right now. The DNC could mail a letter laced with anthrax and there would be no liberal media coverage on it.
     
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  6. studegator

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    I got one and it went in the trash----
    I wish now I had filled it out just to f#$% with them.
     
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  7. sierragator

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    let the deflection and equivocation begin....
     
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  8. ursidman

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    I got one too and I did fill it out just to (mess) with them.

    Similarly, I got a phone "poll" call last weekend that asked me on a scale of 1-5 how likely are you to support and vote to re-elect our great President. I said ZERO.
     
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  9. Gatorrick22

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    Leave to out resident haters to mislead us with FAKE NEWS...
     
  10. gatorpa

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    My wife gets those from pretty much every conservative cause and has for years(she is registered Pub).

    Since I'm registered NPA I get them from both sides

    In either case they all end up in the same place.
     
  11. studegator

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    Whats fake? That we received misleading mail from the RNC? I've already dumbstered mine or Id take a picture just for you.
     
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    Ive received several of those calls, now I put those numbers on "block". Then they rotate calling numbers so I seldom pick up a call unless I know the calling number.
     
  13. gator_fever

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    I wonder if the Dems will be back to their mailers telling Dems their Dem neighbors will know if they don't vote etc. as they have the info.
     
  14. mutz87

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    RNC is not a victim here.
     
  15. kygator

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    There are no victims here.
     
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  16. Gator515151

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    I got one too and tossed it. It is obviously not meant to mislead anybody who could read.
     
  17. gaterzfan

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    This is nothing new. I’ve been receiving these for many years. Just another mailer to raise money.
     
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  18. mutz87

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    I don't disagree. NTL, these types of mailers and as ursidman had gotten, push polls, are of a kind of deviousness that bothers me about the way we do politics and elections.
     
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