“The Republican National Committee is currently in a heated dispute with the Koch brothers-backed Freedom Partners over data — not just any data, mind you, but voter data, the lifeblood of political campaigns. Election cycle after election cycle, political organizations prune and bolster and flesh out a massive database of information about who voted and which campaigns talked to them and any other information they have at hand about campaign contributions and campaign store sales and data from external vendors that includes an array of other details,” the Washington Post reports.
“In 2014, Freedom Partners worked with the the party to share data. That deal has expired. And since the Kochs’ data system seems to be easier to use than the RNC’s, campaigns are more willing to use it. This means that all of that pruning and bolstering and fleshing out is being done to Freedom Partners’ data, not the RNC’s. Meaning that the RNC’s data is not as good as it could be.”Save to Favorites