The Bizarre 'Click Farm' of 10,000 Phones That Give FAKE 'Likes' To Our Most-Loved Apps
Pages on social media websites are given fake 'likes' to make them look more popular by thousands of phones. Footage has emerged of a giant "click farm" that uses more than 10,000 mobile phones to give product ratings and pages on social media websites phoney "likes".
Companies reportedly pay thousands to get their apps more likes by using services like this massive plant offers. This covert clip in China shows rows and rows of like-making machines all wired to other devices in a factory. And there are said to be thousands more phones in the same building all made for the same purpose.
The footage also shows a number of workers busy on computers. Experts say digital manipulation is carried out in Russia and China but their influence is felt worldwide. One viewer wrote: "Is everything in the modern world 'fake'?"
Very recently, a federal judge from Washington halted President Donald Trump’s “Travel ban” throughout the nation. A bit of background, Judge James Robart was appointed by ex President George W. Bush. Therefore, the restraining order was effective right away. At the moment, the White House has answered with the following message:“At the earliest possible time, the Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this outrageous order and defend the executive order of the President, which we believe is lawful and appropriate. The president’s order is intended to protect the homeland and he has the constitutional authority and responsibility to protect the American people. As the law states, “Whenever the President finds that the entry or any aliens of of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.” So, now everyone could be certain that Trump’s EO was in the frames of the law. Therefore, he has every right guaranteed by the law to prohibit people entering On our soil, particularly if America has no proper ways to vet and process the people who are entering onto our soil. People should do better to nit mistake the privilege of entering our country with some sort of constitutionally guaranteed right.
Iraqi Forces Discover Chemical Warfare Agent In Mosul
Iraqi forces discovered a mustard chemical warfare agent in eastern Mosul alongside a cache of Russian surface-to-surface missiles, an Iraqi officer said Saturday. Iraqi and U.S. officials have repeatedly warned of Islamic State group efforts to develop chemical weapons. When Iraqi forces retook Mosul University earlier this month, they found chemistry labs they believed had been converted into makeshift chemical weapons labs. Iraqi special forces Brig. Gen. Haider Fadhil said French officials tested the Mosul chemical this week and confirmed it was a mustard agent. Fadhil did not specify the quantity or potency of the chemical, but Iraqi soldiers were able to visit the site for about ten minutes without exhibiting any symptoms of exposure. "We know that they were using this place to experiment with chemical weapons," he said, referring to IS.
Fadhil said he believes the facility was set up in the Nineveh ruins — an ancient site just over 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) from the Tigris, but removed from the city's dense neighborhoods — to keep it a secret from Mosul residents who might be passing information to Iraqi forces and the U.S.-led coalition. Iraqi forces showed journalists a tank of the chemical agent and a warehouse of more than a dozen surface-to-surface rockets bearing Russian inscriptions. The number of casualties due to ISIS chemical weapons is a small fraction compared to the hundreds of civilians killed in car and suicide bombings carried out by the group. Experts say that is largely due to the low grade of the weapons and the group's lack of access to efficient delivery systems. The types of rockets found at the site suggest the Islamic State group was attempting to weaponize the chemical agent, Fadhil said. He added that he believed the facility was being used up until just one or two weeks ago. Iraqi forces declared Mosul's eastern half fully liberated, just over three months after the operation to retake the city from IS was formally launched in October.
Donald Trump’s Bodyguard Has Fake Arms For This Reason
After yesterday’s presidential inauguration, many members of the military and law enforcement community noticed something very unusual about one of Trump’s bodyguards. The secret service agent, who happens to bear an uncanny resemblance to Hitman Agent 47, seemed to have very stiff arms that were in an unusual resting position.
Upon further review they noticed his hands stayed in that exact same position for hours. The conclusion they reached, was that he did indeed have tactical fake arms. The reason they believe he had fake arms was so he could conceal a fully automatic rifle in the ready position under his coat. Many members of the military community speculated it was likely a FN-P90 rifle.
‘Merkel’s Migrants’: Germany’s Rejected Asylum Seekers Flood Paris
Migrants rejected for asylum by Germany are flooding into the French capital Paris, leaving some migrant centres almost completely full.
Between 50 and 100 rejected asylum seekers are entering France per day, according to figures from Europe 1 Le JDD, causing a new headache for the country’s authorities and creating a defining issue for the forthcoming presidential election. Berlin registered some 280,000 asylum claims in 2016, although over 700,000 are still being processed. Of these, 162,510 were filed by Syrians and 127,892 by Afghans. The vast majority of Syrians receive asylum status if they can prove their identity. However, one out of every two asylum applications from Afghans get rejected. Those rejected migrants, instead of waiting to be deported, then try their luck in a different country. A 400-place asylum centre opened by Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo in November is already close-to-full, and the city has announced the creation of another 200 places to cope with demand.
Authorities have been sounding the alarm for the past few days as makeshift camps begin forming in the streets again. Breitbart London reported in November how Paris’s migrant slums were hotbeds of crime, as gangs fought one another on the city’s streets. Many of migrants had originally travelled to the city after authorities dismantled the infamous “Jungle” camp in Calais, with large numbers gathering in the Stalingrad district. Footage from April 2016 shows the Stalingrad camp explode in violence as massive riot erupted between over 1,000 people. Despite being officially broken up, authorities are concerned that the camp and others like it will reform as the new wave of rejected asylum seekers travels across the border from Germany. One local resident said in November: “The stench of urine, faeces, and rubbish has made Stalingrad an unhealthy place to live. The place is dead, no one wants to come here anymore. People are afraid to go out and lock themselves in.”
Afghan Migrant Stabs Christian Woman Because She Was Reading Bible
An Afghan migrant attacked a woman at an asylum centre in Austria because she was reading a bible. The attack took place in the town on Timelkam in the state of Upper Austria. The attacker was a 22-year-old migrant from Afghanistan who became annoyed that the 50-year-old woman had been invited by Christian residents to read the bible. Austrian paper Kronen Zeitung says he ran into the kitchen where the woman was talking and attempted to stab her in her upper body. Her thick winter coat protected from serious harm, however she fell and injured her ear due the force of the blow. Police arrived at the scene and arrested the migrant. He admitted he had overreacted, although he told police this was due to “personal problems”. He also stated that he had never seen the woman before the attack. There have been numerous incidents of Christians coming under attack in migrant centres across Europe.
One charity said that over 700 Christians have been attacked in German asylums homes since May 2016, with the majority of perpetrators being Muslim. Christian charity Open Doors said that 83 per cent of the cases reported included multiple assaults, while almost half of victims claim they have received death threats from fellow migrants. Another 44 said they had been sexually assaulted. Over 90 per cent of the attackers were Muslim, and in 205 cases the attackers were not only Muslim but also guards at the centres. Reporters in London also reported in August how an Iranian-born German politician who converted to Christianity said that Christians face ongoing persecution in migrant homes. Mahin Mousapour said Christians in asylum centres were being told they are “impure as a dog”. “Toys of Christian children are being destroyed, Christian asylum seekers are told not only to wash their dishes after eating but also that they must clean the entire kitchen as it would otherwise be ‘unclean’. Many Muslim asylum seekers call all Christians unclean. Church services are held in secret, bibles and crucifixes have to be hidden,” she said.
Beginning on Jan. 1, child prostitution will be legal in the streets of California. In fact, police officers in the state will be banned from arresting any person under the age of 18 for soliciting or loitering with intent, according to Senate Bill 1322. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill on Sept. 26, and it will go into effect Sunday. The law also requires police to report allegations of child prostitution to county child welfare agencies. Advocates of the law say it will help child victims of sex trafficking get treatment rather than sending them to juvenile hall and tagging them with a rap sheet for prostitution. State Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, who introduced the bill, said, “The law is supposed to protect vulnerable children from adult abuse, yet we brand kids enmeshed in sex-for-play with a scarlet ‘P’ and leave them subject to shame and prosecution. This is our opportunity to do what we say is right in cases of sex trafficking: stop the exploiters and help the exploited.” But Travis Allen, a Republican lawmaker representing the 72nd Assembly District in the California Legislature, warned of the fallout from what he called a “terribly destructive legislation that was written and passed by the progressive Democrats who control California’s state government.” “Teenage girls (and boys) in California will soon be free to have sex in exchange for money without fear of arrest or prosecution,” Allen wrote in a column published by the Washington Examiner. Allen acknowledged that Democrats sincerely believe the law will help child sex victims, but he issued a dire warning about the “immoral” consequences of decriminalizing child prostitution. “Unfortunately, the reality is that the legalization of underage prostitution suffers from the fatal defect endemic to progressive-left policymaking: it ignores experience, common sense and most of all human nature — especially its darker side,” Allen explained.
“The unintended but predictable consequence of how the real villains — pimps and other traffickers in human misery — will respond to this new law isn’t difficult to foresee. Pimping and pandering will still be against the law whether it involves running adult women or young girls. But legalizing child prostitution will only incentivize the increased exploitation of underage girls. Immunity from arrest means law enforcement can’t interfere with minors engaging in prostitution — which translates into bigger and better cash flow for the pimps. Simply put, more time on the street and less time in jail means more money for pimps, and more victims for them to exploit.” Other experts agreed with Allen’s assessment. Paul Durenberger, an assistant chief district attorney in Sacramento County who oversees human trafficking cases, told the Sacramento Bee in February that the legislation is similar to “bills that a trafficker would want to write to protect themselves.” Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, a respected leader on the issue of human trafficking, said the law “just opens up the door for traffickers to use these kids to commit crimes and exploit them even worse.” The Bee noted that a program in Sacramento already relocates sexually exploited children from juvenile hall to treatment programs. Upon completion of the programs, child sex victims are cleared of charges. Allen argued that when police officers take child prostitutes into custody, it helps young sex-trafficking victims escape their abusers. “Minors involved in prostitution are clearly victims, and allowing our law enforcement officers to pick these minors up and get them away from their pimps and into custody is a dramatically better solution than making it legal for them to sell themselves for sex,” he wrote. “That only deepens their victimization and renders law enforcement powerless to stop the cycle of abuse. SB 1322 is not simply misguided — its consequences are immoral.” California’s sex trafficking industry is notoriously large. In 2016 so far, there have been 307 cases of trafficking involving children and teens reported to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center. In 2015, the federal government selected Sacramento as one of six U.S. cities to flagship a national enforcement team focused on stopping human trafficking.
On Sunday Austria To Choose Between Globalism Or Populism
On Sunday the people of Austria will vote one again for the new President of the country and the choice has come down to an anti-mass migration populist and a left wing globalist. This year’s Austrian presidential election has been the longest in the history of Austria’s second republic and is finally coming to an end on Sunday after controversy and scandal. The Austrian voters have two choices for their new head of state, the anti-mass migration populist Norbert Hoferof the Freedom Party or the Left wing pro-European Union candidate Alexander Van der Bellen. The first round of the election in April saw a massive shake up in the Austrian political scene as Mr. Hofer won the vote with Van der Bellen coming in second. The election was notable for excluding the two establishment parties, the Austrian People’s Party and the Socialist Party from the second round. The second round a month later was too close to call on election night with a slight lead for Norbert Hofer. After the counting of the postal votes, Alexander Van der Bellen was proclaimed President by a mere 31,000 votes. The victory was not to last as investigations and inquiries from the FPÖ showed serious discrepancies regarding the counting and handling of the postal ballots and the vote was annulled by the courts. Though the initial rerun of the was scheduled for October 2nd, the same day as the Hungarian migrant referendum, faulty postal ballot envelopes delayed the vote until this Sunday, December 4th.
The two candidates are the most apart on ideas of any recent Austrian election. Norbert Hofer is running on a platform for securing Austria’s borders, improving the readiness of Austrian authorities regarding terrorism, liberalization of the economy, and pro-gun legislation. Hofer’s ideas have attracted a slew of new voters for the Freedom Party including many working class men and women who have traditionally voted socialist. Hofer has also expressed interest in re-engaging with Russia, supporting U.S. president-elect Donald Trump’s willingness to resume better relations with the nuclear power. He has also expressed an interest in Austria joining the Visegrad Group (V4), which includes Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The group has been notable for having a firm stance against the redistribution of migrants and has supported the reinforcement of the political bloc’s external borders. His opponent Alexander Van der Bellen is an ex-leader of the left-wing Green Party and a former professor. Mr. Van der Bellen is pro-European Union and wants to see more federalisation, which critics have said will lead to Austria becoming merely a region of a centralized EU. Van der Bellen has also vowed not to allow the FPÖ to form the government even if they win the most votes in the next Austrian federal election. Despite Van der Bellen’s campaign posters which highlight his patriotism for the Austrian countryside many have criticized him for presiding over a Green Party campaign in 2007 that claimed, “anyone who loves Austria is Sh*t.” Currently, polls are too close to call the race between the pair, but bookmakers have placed their money behind a victory for Norbert Hofer and an extremist left-wing march Saturday could, according to critics of the march, give even more votes to Hofer.
Document Shows Trump Does Actually Plan To Build A Wall
A document inadvertently leaked after it was caught on camera proves that Donald Trump does plan to rapidly build a border wall, confounding pundits who have claimed it was all just rhetoric. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, an expert on border security and legal immigration, met with Trump on Sunday in New Jersey. Kobach was holding a file of papers, one of which was snapped by a media photographer from a distance.
It is entitled “Department of Homeland Security Kobach Strategic Plan For First 365 Days”. When zoomed in, the paper reads that “in addition to 386 miles of existing wall” there is a further “1989 miles planned for rapid build.” According to Trump’s past statements, the total length of the wall wouldn’t need to run the whole 2,000 miles of the border due to natural barriers. It now appears that his border wall plan will cover the entire length of the border and may even overcompensate. The document flies in the face of claims by Hillary supporters and media pundits that Trump’s promise to build a wall was just hot air.
At the start of the year, left-wing website Crooks and Liars snarked, “Well, Trump supporters, hate to break it to you, but there is not going to be a wall,” claiming that the idea was just a ruse to rally audiences at his campaign speeches. The Street.com also published an article back in April entitled Here’s Why Donald Trump’s Mexico Wall Will Never, Ever Happen. Just yesterday, the L.A. Times reported that “Trump spent more than a year promising to build a wall,” but that he hasn’t mentioned it since he won the presidency. In May, The insignificant Glenn Beck confidently predicted that Trump would not build the wall. “One way or another, he’s not going to build the wall. And if he does, then I’ll apologize to him on that day, but he’s not going to build that wall and Mexico is not going to pay for it. And if he does, I will apologize on that day,” said the inconsequential Beck.
Signs In Russia Of The Medjugorje Prophecy Unfolding ?
Signs in Russia? Medjugorje Prophecy Unfolding ? “We see how people in Russia are starting to believe, this phenomenon is truly historic. The Church is being restored, young people are being converted” The Queen of Peace, at Medjugorje revealed an astonishing prediction about Russia to the six young visionaries on November 1, 1981. In 1981, the Soviet Union was still very much an atheist state – at war with Christianity. The Pope was a real threat to the totalitarian regime. So much so that the Soviet Union planned to kill Pope John Paul II. The assassination attempt occurred on May 13, 1981, an anniversary date of the first appearance of the Virgin Mary at Fatima. One month after the attempt on the Pope’s life, the Virgin Mary began to appear at Medjugorje.
Then six months after that the Virgin Mary spoke about the future of Russia. In a brief message to the visionaries, She said: “Russia will come to glorify God the most, the West has made civilization progress, but without God and acts as if they are their own creator”. It is incredible to think that in 1981 the Virgin Mary would speak about a time in the future when the Soviet Union would disappear and return to its roots as the country of “Russia” and that Russia would experience a spiritual revival unforeseen by the entire world. “Russia will come to glorify God the most” is this “The Great Prophecy” of Medjugorje?
The global elite have launched a propaganda war against nationalist and populist political parties, demonizing those who oppose globalism as “authoritarian populists.” With many rejecting the artificial “left vs. right” paradigm in favor of a broad repudiation of the corporate-backed global elite and their allies in major political parties across the world, proponents of globalism are now seeking to demonize those anti-
The British polling organization YouGov, along with David Sanders, Britain’s Regius Professor of Political Science at the University of Essex, conducted a study across twelve European countries to gauge the level of popular support for a new political ideology dubbed “authoritarian populism.” “Back in the 1980s, the use of a new academic term became common among some political scientists when describing the politics of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher: ‘authoritarian populism’ (AP),” noted Joe Twyman, the head of political and social research at YouGov. “This term was based on the theory that they and their supporters shared a core set of attitudes: cynicism over human rights, anti-immigration, an anti-EU position in Britain, and favouring a strong emphasis on defence as part of wider foreign policy.” The principal foundations of “authoritarian populism” are, according to globalist experts: anti-human rights, anti-European Union, anti-immigrant, and pro-strong foreign policy. However, the pollsters at YouGov admitted their methodology for identifying “authoritarian populists” is based as much on the pollster’s personal judgment as on any discernible fact.
“Inevitably, the interpretation and grouping of results of this type is as much an art as a science, so the results involve the analyst’s own judgement,” the poll’s methodology noted. According to the poll, 48% of British voters hold “authoritarian populist” views. The overwhelming majority of those voters, unsurprisingly, belong to UKIP, the nationalist political party that spearheaded the successful campaign for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. The mainstream media has heaped praise on Angela Merkel, “an unlikely stalwart for liberalism in the West,” hoping she will be able to beat back rising support for the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in her bid for a fourth term as Chancellor. In France, 63% of those polled were found to be open to authoritarian populism. The attempt to paint anti-globalist French voters as authoritarians is a concerted attempt to drive down support for the National Front’s presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, who has risen sharply in the polls as support for the current Socialist President Francois Hollande plummet. “With one of the EU’s two most integral members now led by a far right anti-EU president, a Le Pen victory could very well lead to dramatic consequences for the European Union,” suggested Twyman. With the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, the successful “Brexit” vote in the United Kingdom, and growing opposition to globalism in France and Germany, the global elite have adopted a long-held strategy of those with failing ideas: demonizing those who oppose corporate-dominated globalism as racist, xenophobic authoritarians.
Egyptian Government Favors Trump, Fears Clinton Will Support Muslim Brotherhood
Egypt favors Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the race to become the next president, fearing that a Democratic victory will be a “catastrophe” for the region as it will “arouse” the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamic State, an examination of the government press shows. Even though the Egyptian government has officially said it has “nothing to do with” the outcome of the election, there have been abundant statements made by Egyptian President Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi and senior officials that reflect the regime’s strong preference for Trump. Following Al-Sisi’s meetings with both presidential candidates, media reports from the Egyptian government press translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) indicate that the president’s meeting with Trump was a warmer, friendlier and more open encounter than his appointment with Clinton. Trump was praised for commending Egypt on its tough stance on terror and promised that under a Trump administration, the U.S. would be “a loyal friend to Egypt” and not simply an ally. Trump’s foreign policy adviser Walid Phares described the meeting as “historic” and said that Trump was committed to “restoring the warmth to U.S.-Egypt relations, which are presently in a very difficult phase,” Egypt’s Al-Masri Al-Yawm noted. Al Watan reported that Trump also promised Al-Sisi to promote legislation designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. This is in stark contrast with Clinton, who is viewed with suspicion due to her past support for the protests against Hosni Mubarak’s regime and her disapproval of Al-Sisi’s ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood figure Muhammad Morsi in 2013. The government daily Al-Ahram claimed that Clinton’s personal aide, Huma Abedin, is a member of the Brotherhood and serves as Clinton’s liaison with the organization. Al-Ahram editor Muhammad Abd Al-Hadi Allam described Trump as “a strong candidate who has proved his eligibility to [be president] throughout the campaign.” Columnist Rania Hefny opined in Al-Ahram that Clinton’s foreign policy will be even more “inflexible than Obama’s” and warned that if she were to be elected, it would arouse the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization and the Gulf state of Qatar, as well as ISIS – in whose creation she participated – and the focus will be on exporting the conflict to many other Middle East nations. “You would do well to remember that Hillary Clinton supported the escalation of the war in Afghanistan and pushed for the ongoing U.S. military presence in Iraq. She helped plan the attack on Libya and encouraged Obama to bomb Syria without obtaining the support of the [UN] Security Council,” Hefny wrote. “Beware, beware, beware,” she added.
Pro-regime journalist Wael Al-Abrashi agreed, telling viewers of his show on Dream TV that Egyptians tend to support Trump because of Clinton’s known support for the Muslim Brotherhood. Egyptian Member of Parliament and head of the Foreign Relations Committee Ahmed Gad said that Clinton’s poor record as secretary of state caused innumerable problems for Egypt. Gad even labelled Clinton a liar. Regarding Trump, Gad wrote in Al-Masri Al-Yawm that “if elected president, he will uproot the Muslim Brotherhood spirit from the White House and purge the [U.S.] State Department of it. … Trump will never support the Muslim Brotherhood.” In September, Gad told Breitbart News that “90 percent of Egyptians would prefer Trump because he will not cooperate with terrorists.” On his show on Sada Al-Balad TV, journalist Ahmed Moussa lamented that the U.S. media supports Clinton and ignores “that poor guy” Trump, and accused Clinton and President Barack Obama of “rigging the election.” Acting editor of the daily Al-Yawm Al-Sabi, Karim Abd Al-Salam, wrote that if Clinton won she would continue the “chaos of the Obama years,” while Trump would cooperate with Egypt in combating terror and extremism. Al-Sisi’s meeting with Clinton was “restrained,” Al-Salam noted, and his meeting with Trump “was totally different.” “Trump focused on the one topic that unites Cairo and Washington: the struggle against the shared enemy of extremism and terrorism. [Trump] explicitly committed to work together with the Egyptian leadership in order to overcome this danger, while Clinton did not address [this issue at all], even though terrorist attacks have reached New York,” Al-Salam wrote, adding that a Clinton “administration will provide to violent and extremist organizations, chiefly the Muslim Brotherhood and Jabhat Al-Nusra.” Al-Ahram editor Muhammad Sabreen claimed that while Trump will focus on joining forces with Egypt on the war on terror, Clinton will “blackmail” the Egyptian regime “into bringing the political Islamic organizations [back] into Egypt’s political arena.” Al-Watan columnist Imad Al-Din Adib slammed Clinton’s hypocrisy, saying she “bemoans the human rights situation in Egypt, but not the crushing human destruction in Syria! What standards does Ms. Hillary have?!”
Following shocking news Friday that Clinton campaign chair John Podesta participates in weird occult rituals involving semen, breast milk and menstrual blood, it’s important to revisit information relayed by Clinton insider Larry Nichols last year in which he claimed Hillary regularly attended witch gatherings during Bill’s presidency. In a mini-documentary shot exclusively by Infowars dubbed “The New Clinton Chronicles,” Nichols commented on Hillary’s fascination and participation with the Satanic occult. Nichols recounted to Infowars last year a conversation he had with Bill Clinton, who told him Hillary was part of a witch’s coven that met in California.
“I know nothing about the Bohemian Grove with Bill,” Nichols told infowars. “I know about once a month Hillary would go out to Los Angeles. And she did it so regular that it became a bit of an issue trying to.. ‘Why’s she always going?’” “Bill told me that she was going out there, she and a group of women, and she would be a part of a witch’s church. Man, when Bill told me that, she could have hit me with a baseball bat.
I tried to point out to him, ‘Do you realize what would happen if that got out?’ Of course my job was to make sure it didn’t get out.” “Now I don’t know the day, if Hillary still partakes in the witch ritual, I don’t know that I even know what the ritual was. But for the better part of many years, Hillary would go quite often, whether it was regularly once a month, or maybe once every couple of months, she would go out on the weekend simply to be a part of it.” During Bill Clinton’s tenure as POTUS, Hillary also held seances attempting to speak to the dead according to journalist Bob Woodward.
Minnesota High School Students Choose Trump In Statewide Mock Election
Minnesota high school students have chosen Donald Trump as President in a statewide mock election. More than 77,000 students from 213 high schools have taken part in the election so far, and the first round of results came in Tuesday morning. The Republican ticket with Donald Trump and Mike Pence narrowly defeated Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine 35 to 33 percent. The Trump/Pence ticket received 26,930 votes and the Clinton/Kaine ticket received 25,333 votes. More high schools have scheduled their mock elections between now and Election Day, and the results will be updated at that time. Secretary of State Steve Simon said the exercise is about getting good voting habits started early. "We want students to think of themselves as voters even before they can vote because then they will vote, and if they vote, they will likely make it a lifelong habit," he said.
New Podesta Email Exposes Playbook For Rigging Polls Through “Oversamples”
Like many of the recent polls from Reuters, ABC and The Washington Post, this latest poll included a 9-point sampling bias toward registered democrats.“METHODOLOGY – This ABC News poll was conducted by landline and cellular telephone Oct. 20-22, 2016, in English and Spanish, among a random national sample of 874 likely voters. Results have a margin of sampling error of 3.5 points, including the design effect. Partisan divisions are 36-27-31 percent, Democrats – Republicans – Independents.”Of course, while democrats may enjoy a slight registration advantage of a couple of points, it is nowhere near the 9 points reflected in this latest poll.
Meanwhile, we also pointed out that with huge variances in preference across demographics one can easily “rig” a poll by over indexing to one group vs. another. As a quick example, the ABC / WaPo poll found that Hillary enjoys a 79-point advantage over Trump with black voters. Therefore, even a small “oversample” of black voters of 5% could swing the overall poll by 3 full points. Moreover, the pollsters don’t provide data on the demographic mix of their polls which makes it impossible to “fact check” the bias…convenient.
Now, for all of you out there who still aren’t convinced that the polls are “adjusted”, we present to you the following Podesta email, leaked earlier today, that conveniently spells out, in detail, exactly how to “manufacture” the desired data. The email starts out with a request for recommendations on “oversamples for polling” in order to “maximize what we get out of our media polling.”I also want to get your Atlas folks to recommend oversamples for our polling before we start in February. By market, regions, etc. I want to get this all compiled into one set of recommendations so we can maximize what we get out of our media polling.The email even includes a handy, 37-page guide with the following poll-rigging recommendations. In Arizona, over sampling of Hispanics and Native Americans is highly recommended:Research, microtargeting & polling projects
– Over-sample Hispanics
– Use Spanish language interviewing. (Monolingual Spanish-speaking voters are among the lowest turnout Democratic targets)
– Over-sample the Native American populationRecommends “consistently monitoring” samples to makes sure they’re “not too old” and “has enough African American and Hispanic voters.” Meanwhile, “independent” voters in Tampa and Orlando are apparently more dem friendly so the report suggests filling up independent quotas in those cities first.
– Consistently monitor the sample to ensure it is not too old, and that it has enough African American and Hispanic voters to reflect the state.
– On Independents: Tampa and Orlando are better persuasion targets than north or south Florida (check your polls before concluding this). If there are budget questions or oversamples, make sure that Tampa and Orlando are included first.
Meanwhile, it’s suggested that national polls over sample “key districts / regions” and “ethnic” groups “as needed.”
– General election benchmark, 800 sample, with potential over samples in key districts/regions
– Benchmark polling in targeted races, with ethnic over samples as needed
– Targeting tracking polls in key races, with ethnic over samples as needed
And that’s how you manufacture a 12-point lead for your chosen candidate and effectively chill the vote of your opposition.