Democratic party-oriented data challenges go in 2020: ‘We had better be on the same page’

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Democrats are on a high after winning back the house in the last month, but you need to have a threat problem, you know that, you to: data. Specifically, get all your voter data under one proverbial roof.

Heading in 2018, Democrats made a concerted effort to build a voter database that could compete with President Trump campaign, the operation and the sophisticated data-sharing program, the Republican National Committee. But, the Democratic National Committee is to take the search a step-by-step through the unification of their data under a for-profit, but it is prompted pushback between the state, the party leader, according to Politico. To bring the state party, the leader of the to lose, allegedly, the fear of ownership rights of these data to a large national operation while the DNC says, the data of outside groups that would come together to create that state parties more powerful tool, with a view to 2020.

The problem for the Democrats is not necessarily a lack of data.

DNC officials moved to ramp race your voter engagement program, IWillVote, before the year 2018. The program reached more than 60 million people in the year 2018 midterms. They did this by connecting with voters at events like the March for Our lives – to encourage even if the DNC is not directly connected with people to fill out voter commitment cards. Through these cards, the DNC was able to collect personal data.

Who was committed to vote then part of a digital “chase” program, the text and E-Mail methods to send people to personalized information at their polling stations-the first fully digital-to-commit-to-voice, and a chase program of its time, according to the official.

“Of women, marches, rallies, organized in Congress and the DNC to engage large, the basis of democratic assemblies, voters and benefit to translate from the enthusiasm on the ground, said so at the ballot box,” DNC spokeswoman Sabrina Singh.


The party bought more than 110 million cell phone to add numbers to its voters-file that collects all the available number for the registered voters in the whole country. The DNC used these numbers to get out the vote in the most important race, the contact and the promotion of less frequent voters turn out.

“Throughout the year, the DNC uses this data to engage to send more than 15 million, state-specific, peer-to-peer text messages on DNC-funded programs, the voters, to turn out in the midterm elections,” Singh said.

According to Democratic strategists, but the problem going forward, is a lack of unity.

“If the Democrats want a chance to win, in the year 2020, then we will be better on the same page,” said a senior democratic strategist and former state party official.

The majority of the data on the Democratic side comes from demonstrations and other political movements that get your issue-based outreach in holdings, the exams for the vote in the year 2018. The women’s March created, the Power at the polls in an effort to mobilize and voters to register. The group organized a “Call your sister” phone-banking events in the whole country, that the women are encouraged to be with other women.

But these are not the party.


When compared with the RNC’s massive voter support — the works in accordance with the trump campaign and the state officials-this could the Democrats at a disadvantage for looking at 2020, because they would not have so much compiled data for the possible candidacy.


The former state party official who spoke with Fox News, said the last time the DNC was really consistent in its data, the operation was under former Chairman Howard Dean, at the party a 50-state strategy. Dean left his post in 2009.

Doug Schoen, a democratic strategist, Fox News contributor, agreed that the party would be better, if you have the data, he admitted, under the operation — but that would be unlikely.

“Given the divisions in the party, and the mutual distrust that exists between the state and local parties, I doubt that will ever happen in reality,” he said.


Strategists have disagreed about whether the Democrats are under pressure to compete with Trump operating and rally events.

The former government leader said that the digital guru Brad Parscale make the new role as head of the 2020 Trump campaign, Democrats should be nervous, while another said that the recent elections showed can compete Democrats, in their own way.

“I think we did a pretty good job of that in the midterm elections and spend even more in a presidential cycle,” said Jessica Tarlov, democratic strategist, Fox News contributor. “We don’t need to fight him with rallies in the same size. They are really only good for the amount there is, and they are his die-hard Fans.”

She added that since the presidential election is running for re -, the rallies mean less in terms of attracting the support and predicted that they will not be broadcast on television, how much, which would mean less exposure.

“I think, with Trump as a known quantity after four years in office, the rallies matter much less. He is not introduced to any new audiences,” said Tarlov.

Fox News’ Peter Doocy contributed to this report.

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