WikiLeaks confirms another American truism: the polls are rigged too
Yeah, some of the polls are rigged too. WikiLeaks has again found evidence of what many have widely suspected and some have proved. And while this example is from a 2008 email, the confirmation that poll oversampling has been as big part of our election illusions and that it's happening at times in collusion with political operatives is not terribly surprising yet it should still alarm us all, because it’s still happening and it has election shifting consequences.
The polls were used as a means of keeping certain candidates off of the colluding media’s main stages during the GOP primaries and these same unjustly derived polls were just used by the supposedly independent election commission to keep two other parties from even having a real place in the election debates all together. And then there is the use of rigged polls to substantiate rigged election results as we all witnessed during the Dem primary, where case after case of Senator Bernie Sanders winning in certain polls was followed by uncertain and often down right shady election results that confirmed the taller polls leaning toward Secretary Hillary Clinton; the shady results that left Sanders and his supporters more and more disenfranchised from the democratic processes.
This email from 2008 was sent from one Tom Matzzie, Dem operative, to George Rakis an advisor on the board of the Atlas Project:“The Atlas Project provides an interactive platform for political research and data that helps the progressive community make smart, effective, and cost-efficient decisions on electoral and issue advocacy campaigns. We rely on a team of political and data analysts who have a proven track record of developing customized, actionable research to help meet our clients’ needs.”
One might wonder how ‘smart, effective and cost-efficient’ oversampling is if you are interested in fair elections, but if just winning elections is your goal, and rigging the perception of winning can be achieved by rigging polls, polls get rigged, likely in 2008 and just as we have seen lately. The debauched polling methods could have easily been recommended to any campaign by those who run this project and ‘rely on a team of political and data analysts who have a proven track record’. As for the email requesting some aid in the creation of these bent polls,"Hey, when can we meet? 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."
1) The Atlas Project, http://atlasproject.net/#about-us/
2) Atlas polling recommendations, https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/26551
other sources and related material:
June 16: “CBS, NBC Manipulate Polling Data to Show Hillary with Lead Over Trump”http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/06/media-dirty-tricks-cbs-nbc-manipulate-polling-data-show-hillary-lead-trump/
June 25: “New Reuters Poll EXTREMELY SKEWED”- oversampled Demshttp://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/06/new-reuters-poll-extremely-skewed-reality-trump/
July 14: “More Questions Emerge About Skewed Hillary Polls”http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-07-13/more-questions-emerge-about-skewed-hillary-polls
July 24: “Leaked DNC Emails Confirm Democrats Rigged Primary, Reveal Extensive Media Collusion”http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-07-23/leaked-dnc-emails-confirm-democrats-rigged-primary-reveal-extensive-media-collusion
Oct 20: “Proof That Rigged Polls Are Oversampling Democrats”https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2016/10/20/proof-that-rigged-polls-are-oversampling-democrats/
Oct 23: “Latest ABC News Presidential Poll Oversampled Democrats by 9%”http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/latest-abc-news-presidential-poll-oversampled-democrats-9/