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Sun Jun 21, 2020, 08:02 AM

K-Pop Fans Sabotaged Trump's Under-Attended Tulsa Rally

Source: consequenceofsound.net

Coming into Saturday’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Donald Trump proudly boasted that over one million people had signed up for tickets. But when the day actually came, there were plenty of empty seats to be found inside the arena, and literally not one person showed up for the outdoor events. Trump’s campaign blamed the low attendance on protestors who blocked the entrance to the arena. However, as the New York Times reports, the inflated ticket requests may have been the direct result of a prank carried out by K-pop fans.

K-pop fans, along with their allies on TikTok, worked together to register potentially hundreds of thousands of fake ticket requests as a prank. One of the organizers behind the prank, a YouTube host named Elijah Daniel, told the Times that “It spread mostly through Alt TikTok — we kept it on the quiet side where people do pranks and a lot of activism. K-pop Twitter and Alt TikTok have a good alliance where they spread information amongst each other very quickly. They all know the algorithms and how they can boost videos to get where they want.”

Several young activists created video encouraging other K-pop fans and TikTok users to request tickets using fake names and phone numbers, and even offered instructions on how to generate phone numbers using Google Voice and other internet-connected phone services.

“We all know the Trump campaign feeds on data, they are constantly mining these rallies for data,” Mary Jo Laupp, a former employee of Pete Buttigieg’s campaign for president, told the Times. “Feeding them false data was a bonus. The data they think they have, the data they are collecting from this rally, isn’t accurate.”

Read more: https://consequenceofsound.net/2020/06/k-pop-fans-may-have-sabotaged-trumps-under-attended-tulsa-rally/



I just love this! Well done!

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Reply K-Pop Fans Sabotaged Trump's Under-Attended Tulsa Rally (Original post)
honest.abe Jun 2020 OP
Botany Jun 2020 #1
honest.abe Jun 2020 #3
Botany Jun 2020 #5
Scarsdale Jun 2020 #7
zeusdogmom Jun 2020 #30
AllaN01Bear Jun 2020 #33
2naSalit Jun 2020 #40
Vinca Jun 2020 #2
DonaldsRump Jun 2020 #4
Canoe52 Jun 2020 #42
Cirque du So-What Jun 2020 #6
tanyev Jun 2020 #10
Scarsdale Jun 2020 #12
honest.abe Jun 2020 #18
mysteryowl Jun 2020 #55
hlthe2b Jun 2020 #8
N_E_1 for Tennis Jun 2020 #13
localroger Jun 2020 #14
mtngirl47 Jun 2020 #15
samnsara Jun 2020 #9
Lulu KC Jun 2020 #54
N_E_1 for Tennis Jun 2020 #11
Arkansas Granny Jun 2020 #16
LiberalArkie Jun 2020 #39
George II Jun 2020 #17
honest.abe Jun 2020 #19
Boomer Jun 2020 #24
dalton99a Jun 2020 #28
scarytomcat Jun 2020 #63
Happyhippychick Jun 2020 #20
honest.abe Jun 2020 #21
Hip2bSquare Jun 2020 #22
leighbythesea2 Jun 2020 #51
Maxheader Jun 2020 #23
honest.abe Jun 2020 #25
C_U_L8R Jun 2020 #26
honest.abe Jun 2020 #27
sheepfarm Jun 2020 #31
sheepfarm Jun 2020 #29
mikeargo Jun 2020 #34
ForgoTheConsequence Jun 2020 #32
Hulk Jun 2020 #35
honest.abe Jun 2020 #38
Fiendish Thingy Jun 2020 #36
honest.abe Jun 2020 #37
2naSalit Jun 2020 #43
honest.abe Jun 2020 #45
Thekaspervote Jun 2020 #49
sobenji Jun 2020 #48
Fiendish Thingy Jun 2020 #56
ForgoTheConsequence Jun 2020 #62
FakeNoose Jun 2020 #41
connecticut yankee Jun 2020 #44
sinkingfeeling Jun 2020 #46
denem Jun 2020 #47
leighbythesea2 Jun 2020 #50
panfluteman Jun 2020 #52
riversedge Jun 2020 #53
LiberalLovinLug Jun 2020 #57
area51 Jun 2020 #58
BadGimp Jun 2020 #59
ForgoTheConsequence Jun 2020 #61
SunSeeker Jun 2020 #60
mr_lebowski Jun 2020 #65
Zambero Jun 2020 #64

Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 08:07 AM

1. So Brad's "death star" got taken down by "the force."

“We all know the Trump campaign feeds on data, they are constantly mining these rallies for data,” Mary Jo Laupp, a former employee of Pete Buttigieg’s campaign for president, told the Times. “Feeding them false data was a bonus. The data they think they have, the data they are collecting from this rally, isn’t accurate.”

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 08:10 AM

3. Very good point about the data.

They will have a hard time determining what is legit and what is bogus.

Excellent!

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Response to honest.abe (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 08:11 AM

5. Use the force Joe B.

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 08:14 AM

7. Must have been a fun trip

back home on AF1. I wonder how Gym Jordan enjoyed THAT? Little toady was strutting around, shaking hands, "spreading the joy". It would be a shame if he came down with the virus, wouldn't it?

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 09:23 AM

30. Oh it would be such a shame

But then he would be taking up valuable space and resources in the hospital which would be much better saved for others who actually add value to our society.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 09:34 AM

33. and i wonder how much it cost us ? ( the public)

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #33)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 09:51 AM

40. Probably the same as a golfing trip. ...nt

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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 08:08 AM

2. Bravo!

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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 08:11 AM

4. "Millions of tickets"

...about as real as those "millions of tests" Trump promised us months ago:


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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 10:01 AM

42. Oops

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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 08:13 AM

6. The most impressive thing about this

is that they managed to keep it on the down-low all the way to the shit show. Nobody suspected a thing.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 08:16 AM

10. If anyone on Trump's team truly believed there were 1 million ticket requests for a rally in Tulsa,

then they've fallen for their own bullshit.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 08:19 AM

12. I bet a few people suspected

something, but were afraid of tRump's explosive temper when he found out. Poor baby has to be protected from reality. Maybe that is why Ivanka, Jared and Mrs. tRomp were not there?

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 08:52 AM

18. Exactly. Amazing they pulled this off undetected.

Either they were very good or the Trump campaign is very stupid... or both!

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 11:21 AM

55. Indeed! I wonder if the fake tickets blocked trumpers from obtaining one?

I guess there was no cap to them, so maybe not.

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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 08:14 AM

8. How do they avoid getting bombarded by Trump campaign texts from now to eternity?

Maybe some could register "throw-away" cell phones, but surely not all?

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 08:20 AM

13. Instructions were given...

on how to use Google phone to generate “fake” numbers. Saw that at a NYT article.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 08:20 AM

14. Those go to burner accounts they'll never use again /nt

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 08:22 AM

15. I'm getting bombarded and I don't even go to right wing web sites.

I figure they got my info from NC voter registrations and are trying for everyone...even a registered Democrat who has voted Democratic in every election.

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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 08:15 AM

9. i feel so old!

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Response to samnsara (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 10:53 AM

54. Exactly what I was thinking! Thank you!

After I skim the thread, next stop is Google for WTHeck is KPop?

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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 08:18 AM

11. Best Saturday Night Live... ever!

Super Trolls

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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 08:41 AM

16. I wonder if that really had that much effect on attendance.

It makes Trump look foolish, but I don't know how many might have stayed home because of the inflated ticket numbers.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #16)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 09:50 AM

39. I think it turned off a lot of Tulsa people by originally scheduling it on of all days Juneteenth.

Even for the racists in the Tulsa area that was a little over the top. They knew how racist Trump is and they did not want to be part of that cross burning.

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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 08:47 AM

17. It didn't really drive attendance down, but what it did was stoke the idea....

....that the event was going to be a huge success.

In reality, there were only going to be 6,200 there anyway.

On the other hand, it pissed away a LOT of money from the trump campaign in building the overflow area stage, the outdoor television screens, and the other things needed to handle 40,000-60,000 people rather than a mere 6,200.

And the embarrassment factor couldn't have been bought for $5 billion!!

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Response to George II (Reply #17)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 08:53 AM

19. Yep.. the best part was they built that stupid overflow area.

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Response to George II (Reply #17)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 09:04 AM

24. Local economy boost

Assuming the Trump campaign pays its bills -- not a sound assumption, by any means -- their overflowing coffers just helped boost the local economy. The stage may not have been needed, but someone was paid to put it up and then take it down.

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Response to George II (Reply #17)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 09:19 AM

28. +1

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Response to George II (Reply #17)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 06:04 PM

63. he won't pay

he will stiff them and deny it happened
what stage?

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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 08:54 AM

20. ....and the children shall lead us....

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Response to Happyhippychick (Reply #20)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 08:54 AM

21. Yes, I was thinking the same when I posted this.

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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 08:57 AM

22. Amazing and slightly terrifying

Anything and everything that directly attacks chump's delicate ego, I'm all in, but I had NO idea the power of K-pop. I'm learning more and more about them lately. As a technology challenged, gen-Xer all that algorithms, Google Voice and internet phone services stuff is a foreign language to me.

These young people are brilliant and have my utmost respect and will make sure not to end up on their bad side!!

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Response to Hip2bSquare (Reply #22)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 10:41 AM

51. Im deep in the fandom & happen to be Gen X

Its great. Probably could do a tiny "K-Pop for Novices". Lol. And I'm still no expert. But have been enamored for some time.

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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 09:03 AM

23. Hmm..I don't know..

Seems most times I've tried mischief like that. An email was required,

and the system would look for that address?...

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #23)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 09:06 AM

25. I think it was phone number based and they were able to generate bogus numbers that appeared legit..

to the registration system. I supposed this flaw will be corrected in future registration systems.

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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 09:07 AM

26. The real story is magats stayed home.

Just not enough passion for trump to leave the sofa. What's left of the magats, that is.

K-Pops story is amusing but it didn't keep magats away... trump did that all on his own.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #26)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 09:12 AM

27. Indeed, but this K-Pop story makes Trump and his campaign look like fools.

They were pranked by a hoard of kids. This will dig Trump more than anything.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #26)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 09:27 AM

31. They may have stayed at home...

...but for all the claims of one million people going to show up, that number turned out to be less than one percent of that figure. That imaginary figure was with little doubt pushed up by these actions, even if the one million total was inflated by Drumpf's own campaign team. Egos no doubt got bruised after last night.

As a popular supermarket chain in the UK uses as their slogan, "Every little helps".

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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 09:22 AM

29. It looks like the Trump campaign got a right dose of their own medicine!

That write up suggests that tactics that would come right out of the /pol/ book of tricks were essentially used by these K-pop fans and their associates. If even a good bit of this was true, this would arguably be a big single piece of trolling that not even the sh*tlords have come close to achieving in terms of campaign disruption. While it didn't mean that more than 6500 or so were going to show up anyway, the inflated numbers meant that money was wasted by the Trump campaign team on the expectation of hundreds of thousands turning up - or someone in their team was too scared to tell the Drumpfenfuher what was really happening!

The alt-right and those that deny they're alt-right have just had a warning shot fired at them - screw around like you did in 2016 and we'll screw you back harder.

Fair play to them.

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Response to sheepfarm (Reply #29)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 09:36 AM

34. Somewhere, Dick Tuck is smiling

Dick Tuck (yes, that's his real name) was a legendary political consultant that was famous for pranking another Dick (Nixon).

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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 09:32 AM

32. They didn't really "sabatage" the rally per se.

Those tickets are worthless and only used to gather data, there are an infinite amount of tickets.

It did, however, get their hopes up (1 million people, lol) and completely deflate their momentum.

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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 09:37 AM

35. Not buying it.

May have had an affect, but I'm guessing nat as much as his old schtick is wearing out, and the virus scared the more intelligent idiots away.

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Response to Hulk (Reply #35)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 09:46 AM

38. This is not saying this reduced the number who attended.

It was about pranking the Trump campaign into thinking there were a million people coming.

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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 09:38 AM

36. We can't give K-Pop fans all or even most of the credit...

Because apparently Parscale didn’t limit the Total number of tickets Available, since hundreds of thousands of tickets were reserved. If they had limited the number of tickets to the venue’s capacity, and only 6000 couldnt get in because K-Pop fans reserved the rest, THEN we could give them credit for suppressing the turnout numbers. This would mean thousands of MAGA’s who WANTED to see Trump, couldnt.

But this is not the case.

But since There apparently were essentially unlimited number of tickets available, we can only give the K-Pop fans credit for creating unreal expectations for attendance figures in the Trump campaign, who burned when they discovered only 6000 Trump voters were willing to risk their lives to see Trump.

So kudos to the K-Pop fans for pranking Trump, but the real story here is That Trump’s support is so soft he couldnt fill an arena In a deep red state- thousands of his supporters stayed home, even though they could have attended the rally if they wanted to, because there was no limit on ticket reservations.

I think this shows us that most folks have enough sense to heed public health warnings about large indoor gatherings...

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #36)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 09:43 AM

37. Right, I dont think anyone is saying this caused the reduced numbers..

it was about inflating the numbers and making the Trump campaign look like fools.

We need to do more of this kind of stuff. It works!

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Response to honest.abe (Reply #37)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 10:01 AM

43. And...

trashing their data collection. That is more important than anything else related to the rally.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #43)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 10:03 AM

45. Yes.. exactly.

Their data is full of bogus information.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #43)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 10:13 AM

49. Indeed

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #36)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 10:08 AM

48. There was a maximum number of 2 tix per phone number

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Response to sobenji (Reply #48)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 12:34 PM

56. But no limit on total tickets available nt

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Response to sobenji (Reply #48)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 04:10 PM

62. The limit was is so they can collect more numbers for their database.

That's how these "tickets" work.

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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 09:53 AM

41. This doesn't surprise me, I actually expected it to happen

When the Chump campaign bragged about how many people requested tickets (available FREE online) I knew a prank was in the offing.

It's hard to believe those fools made it so easy for people to prank them.

Let's not forget that the RWNJs did this several times to Hillary's campaign in 2016.


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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 10:02 AM

44. Love it!

I love to see a plan come together!

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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 10:03 AM

46. God bless them.

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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 10:06 AM

47. Teenage girls do love their secrets :)

 

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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 10:32 AM

50. This from Twitter

On my timeline was everything.

"Honestly jealous of the person who gets to explain to Donald Trump what a Kpop stan is".

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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 10:48 AM

52. Cybersabotage! The New Political Guerilla War Tactic!

Hooray for the cyber-savvy young folks! Nice to see you doing something good for our country!

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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 10:49 AM

53. Trump team got punked. Lovely day for America

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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 01:01 PM

57. I think this over-hype may have actually discouraged more to come

Imagining huge packed crowds, and like all cowards, for all their bravado, they secretly feared for their lives that they'd get the "Democratic hoax virus".

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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 01:22 PM

58. Dementia Donnie would've had a nice rally ...

if it hadn't been for those meddling kids.


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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 02:52 PM

59. This is IMO not a good thing.

The RatF@&kers on the right along with their Russian and other allies will step up their game in many ways and the net effect will be bad for Democracy.

I am curious to see if Trump and the campaign will admit they got played big time and that may have been a significant reason or the reason so many people did not show up.

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Response to BadGimp (Reply #59)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 04:08 PM

61. The tickets were free and unlimited.

They didn't sabotage anything. "Tickets" are a way of getting voter information and a rough estimate of how many people to expect. It made Trump look like a fool.

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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 04:05 PM

60. They made Trump look stupid bragging about 1 million attendees, but they didn't keep people away.

The tickets were free, limitless and anyone could come. The MAGAts stayed away all on their own.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #60)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 05:43 AM

65. But you know Trump (and/or his surrogates) are going to lie about it though ...

And claim that this prank was why so few people were there.

He won't be able to resist the allure of a face-saving storyline that has the added benefit (in his mind) of being an absolute lie. Esp. one he can blame on foreigners.

He knows his knuckle-dragging f***stain followers will lap his bullshit up like nectar.

By Tuesday the wingnutosphere will be ablaze with headlines like "Soros-Linked Korean Cyber-Terrorists Ruin Trump Rally" and "'We Hate America!' say K-Poppers"

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Response to honest.abe (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 07:09 PM

64. The data set derived from this event is "slightly" skewed

And the Trump campaign is therefore screwed! Hopefully these crafty and savvy Millennials will actually show up to vote this time around. They're most certainly not all a bunch of high-schoolers short of voting age.

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