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Monday, January 31, 2005

Iraqi GOTV

One classic American political "get out the vote" (GOTV) technique is being tried out on the eve of Iraqi democracy, the voter ID and turnout call. Overheard in Tikrit:

Caller: Hi, I'm calling to remind you that today is election day.
Tikrit Resident: Yes.
Caller: If you are planning to vote today, don't forget that if you do go out and vote, we will behead you in the town square and feed your entrails to the vultures.
Tikrit Resident: ...
Caller: So can we count on you to defy the Great Satan and not vote today?
Tikrit Resident: ...
Caller: I'll take that as a no. Bu-bye.

Talk about negative campaigning. Iraqi politics is getting almost as intense as New Jersey politics.


At Monday, January 31, 2005 at 10:11:00 AM EST, Blogger Kid Various said...

Dude, you don't use push polling for GOTV. You use it as negative persuasion!

Although I guess you could use it for voter supression.

At Friday, October 30, 2009 at 6:48:00 AM EDT, Blogger Lina said...

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