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Project Orca: How an IT disaster destroyed Republicans get-out-the-vote effort

cheesecake23 (1110663) writes | about 2 years ago

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cheesecake23 (1110663) writes "Many talking heads have attributed Obama's success to an unmatched "ground game". Now, inside reports from campaign volunteers suggest that Project Orca, a republican tech-based voter monitoring effort with 37000 volunteers in swing states, turned out to be an epic failure due to dismal IT. Problems ranged from state-wide incorrect PINs, to misleading and lately distributed information packets to volunteers, a server outage and missing redirection of secure URLs."
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cheesecake23 (1110663) | about 2 years ago | (#41934613)

Forgot to add this great tweet [] by the author to the final story: "Long story short: Don't beta-test an election."

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cheesecake23 (1110663) | about 2 years ago | (#41934669)

Also, the summary should probably say "... with 37000 election-day volunteers in swing states". No more edits now, I promise.

2nd rate (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41935109)

I wonder if they treated their IT people like 2nd rate citizens.

The IT guys did it (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41935245)

It wasn't a conceptual failure, or a lack of good ideas,

IT failure -- yup that's what's wrong with the Rope-a-dope party..

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