This is the NRCC's homepage prechecked donation box right now.

Unchecking makes supporters a "DEFECTOR"
There is a reason the weekend piece ended by describing how the aggressive tactics Trump pioneered on WinRed in 2020 presaged a new normal among GOP campaigns.…

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3 Apr
NEWS: The Trump operation refunded $122 million — more than 10% — of what it raised online in 2020.

Prechecked boxes withdrew $$$ weekly from unwitting supporters. Scores were ensnared. Fraud claims to banks soared.

My investigation into what happened:…
The Trump operation issued dramatically more online refunds than Biden (campaigns + parties + joint committees) in 2020:

Trump: $122 million and 10.7% of WinRed $$$
Biden: $20.7 million and 2.2% of ActBlue $$$

Answering why begins with yellow boxes……
Trump made widespread use of prechecked boxes to automatically enroll donors into repeating donations — unless they opted out.

In Sept., as Trump faced a cash crunch, those recurring donations began withdrawing *every week*.

Many donated unknowingly:…
Read 16 tweets
15 Mar
New Siena poll on Cuomo:

35% Should resign immediately
50% Should not

Caveat: Poll was in field up to Friday — the day Schumer, Gillibrand and NY delegation all called for him to step down
The Cuomo 2022 numbers are much bleaker for him

34% said they would prefer Cuomo
52% prefer someone else
Here are the crosstabs…
Read 4 tweets
12 Mar
NEW: The chair of the House Judiciary Committee is calling for Cuomo to resign
NEW: Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY) also calling for Cuomo to resign Image
NEW: Add AOC and Jamaal Bowman.

That is five Democratic members of the NY delegation, including Rep. Kathleen Rice
Read 8 tweets
2 Feb
Okay so yes you should be watching the AOC livestream
(AOC is describing people/a man breaking into her congressional office the day of the Capitol riot and her hiding in her bathroom, screaming "Where is she? Where is she?"

"I thought I was going to die,” she says.

"I have never been quieter in my entire life."
A twist: Person in her office, she says, declares they are a Capitol police officer, but she says "it doesn't feel right."

"He wasn't yelling this is Capitol police" she says, and she says she felt fearful of his "hostility."

Says her leg director felt similarly.
Read 17 tweets
23 Jan
NEW: It wasn't actually Warnock's dog.

My story on how Alvin the beagle helped deliver the first Black senator in Georgia and a Democratic-controlled Senate — and what it says about race and politics in America in 2021.…
I'll thread the three Alvin ads, in order.

This first one opened Warnock's runoff ad campaign.

It aimed to inoculate him from the coming attacks — and Warnock team was surprised that it briefly aired unanswered.…
The second Alvin ad was recorded 11/13 and released just ahead of Thanksgiving.

@hakeemjefferson described the scenery here as evoking a “white aesthetic” as the Warnock campaign sought to blunt Loeffler's attacks.…
Read 5 tweets
7 Jan
So far 77 House Republicans are voting to reject Arizona's electoral votes...

Roll call still open.
Now at 98 votes to reject from House Republicans, compared to 57 to certify

Roll call still open.
105-68 with 36 not voting.

So it will be a majority of the House GOP.
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