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posted by martyb on Thursday December 07 2017, @01:28PM   Printer-friendly
from the you-got-your-kleptocracy-in-my-plutocracy...two-great-tastes-that-taste-great-together dept.

Politico reports on a data theft from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) by former employees who now work for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC):

Staffers for Senate Republicans’ campaign arm seized information on more than 200,000 donors from the House GOP campaign committee over several months this year by breaking into its computer system, three sources with knowledge of the breach told POLITICO.

[...] Multiple NRSC staffers, who previously worked for the NRCC, used old database login information to gain access to House Republicans’ donor lists this year.

The donor list that was breached is among the NRCC’s most valuable assets, containing not only basic contact information like email addresses and phone numbers but personal information that could be used to entice donors to fork over cash — information on top issues and key states of interest to different people, the names of family members, and summaries of past donation history. The list has helped the NRCC raise over $77 million this year to defend the House in 2018.

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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @10:14PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @10:14PM (#607013)

    Are getting what they voted for. Otherwise we could have seen republican and democratic candidates getting something closer to 20 percent of the vote, and the other 40-60 would have voted for third party candidates with the understanding that this election would be lost, but candidates for 2020 and beyond would now have the federal funding and political pressure to be in on debates in future elections.

    Instead those 96-98 percent voted for the 'safe' candidates to fuck over their partisan ideological competition and instead we got stuck with either Trump or Clinton, both of whom would have fucked us in the ass over slightly different legislation/presidential leadership, but in the end would still have been infringing upon our liberties with their political directions.

    If instead people had been willing to vote for Stein or Lieberman, or had Sanders not been a pussy and either stayed on the independent ticket or not told his supporters to vote for Hillary, splitting them back into two partisan halves, we might have seen some REAL change in the political landscape. But instead we simply reinforced the status quo while also watching the parties destabilize as the corruption we have long know to be rife in them has come to a head, but not putting us in a position to enact the wide ranging changes necessary to *ACTUALLY* 'drain the swamp' and the first steps towards disbanding the electoral college and enacting vote tallying that will eliminate FPtP (First Past the Post) voting mentalities, so that candidates will need an actual majority to vote for them in order to win the presidency (or preferably any other position in government. If they cannot start out with a 51 percent approval rating, how can we expect them to suitably represent their constituents?)

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 08 2017, @02:29AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 08 2017, @02:29AM (#607070)

    Had a brain fart there.