Part I focused on Americans behind an operation of 20,000 pastors who gave their databases of 15 million to a "big data firm" to aid Trump in '16. /2
1. Reed's FFC not transparent on their Form 990 who they paid for $1M digital ad campaign in 2016 (IRS violation?).
2. What happened to the $1.5M FFC sent to Reed's related org Freedom and Values Alliance (FVA) in 2016? /3
4. Is Reed using FFC's/United in Purpose's 501c4 voter data for commercial purposes via his FOR PROFIT company Century Strategies? /4
"His voter education program budget is projected for $28 million, and will include one million door knocks, 25 million pieces of mail & on average 7 digital messaging impressions per voter. Operations like this are often the lifeblood for a successful voter outreach" /14
Sounds like what FFC does! /40
So I decided to look into FVA and discovered the strangest thing... /54
Whatever is happening, it doesn't feel right. /63
What data/ad firms did FFC employ for this and why aren't they disclosed on FFC's Form 990? /99
@Comey is my homie, bro. /117
Lol, leave the natsec commentary to someone like @20committee who knows what he's talking about and has known Trump is effed since early 2017, Ralph. Thanks. /120
Oh yes, Bill Dallas' United in Purpose operation which was formed in 2008 (FFC formed in 2009). /125
If so, FFC voter data was exposed in UiP/Pioneer's data breach of 191 million voters discovered by @VickerySec in Dec 2015. /140
There's no explicit indication on their Form 990s; however, we do know FFC has avoided listing anyone except their fundraisers as being paid over $100k, which is suspect. /141
Did any voter files, cash, or services change hands between FFC & CS? /142
According to one report, FFC and CS are in the same building in suites next door to each other. /143
Remember from #49 that the 2012 Form 990 showed FFC spent $1,016,206 for "Voter Education - Media." /146
@VickerySec says this may be a violation of TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act) and that campaigns are switching to peer-to-peer platforms to bypass this./161
Voter Trak was used in 2016.
h/t @analyticartist /163
Who did FFC use in 2016 for their $1M digital ad campaign?
Since FFC's Form 990 wasn't transparent about this and a definitive answer eludes us right now, let's consider some possibilities. /164
We know CS/MM boasts offering these *exact* services--including digital ad campaigns--to clients.
This would certainly also solve the problem of... how does Ralph Reed work 40 hours per week between FFC & FVA for $0? /165
While LSN Mobile doesn't appear to have been operational in 2016, MSG/BIG still was and certainly could have been deployed again in 2016.
Still, I found no such indication and there was that whole debacle above./166
FFC is known to have been a client of Prosper Group.
Prosper Group partners with Tatango, as does Brad Parscale.
h/t @BrentAllpress /167
Certainly would be the "final nail in the coffin" if we were to learn that FFC utilized CA, as that would for sure open the whole can of worms of "psychographic profiling" and "ill-gotten Facebook data."
CA always has to be considered. /169
Some of the "dark money" that's flowed into FFC is reported to have been ultimately traced back to the Koch brothers.
A Koch project such as i360 could have been utilized in FFC's effort. /170
Not for the '16 election, but for the '18 midterms, there's a possibility FFC used the Trump campaign's database to reach out to voters via a text campaign. /171
#6 seems like it would be crossing a line majorly, but that's not necessarily stopped people.
FFC's lack of transparency here leads to so many distressing questions and possibilities for the public to now have to consider. /172
Not only that, Buroker said pastors would ask each parishioner, "Who are you going to vote for?" /173
Doesn't this feel like a conspiracy at the expense of parishioners? /176
But, on that note, I'd like to share this quote from a rando's blog online about Reed/FFC... /182