November Midterms are only a few weeks away. While End Citizens United continues its fund raising efforts to back candidates who refuse to take corporate money, their opponents on the other side have tried unique if not very effective tactics to try to manipulate the vote. One such tactic aimed at younger voters who use social media was the NPC attack. NPC stands for non-player character, a term that originally comes from table-top role playing games. An NPC can move the plot along, but it is not controlled by one of the players, and is not the focus of an adventure.
Conservative-leaning Twitter and Facebook users created liberal accounts and encouraged Democratic voters, including ones who support End Citizens United, to vote on November 7. This year’s midterm elections take place on November 6. The pranksters who tried this found such accounts banned by Twitter and Facebook shortly after the accounts were made. These pranksters, many of whom were 4Chan users, felt they needed to use this strategy to counteract the lack of authenticity in politics. Follow the group on facebook.com
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The younger typically male 4Chan users may have developed this strategy after Donald Trump mistakenly told his own supporters to go to the polls to vote on the wrong day. The now president’s mistake did not deter voters from coming to the polls on the right day, although End Citizens United opposed Trump’s candidacy. Despite his proud claims of funding his own campaign, Donald Trump took money from corporate donors.
End Citizens United wants to remind everyone that the general election takes place on the first Tuesday in November all across the United Sates. Calendars everywhere, including the one on most computers, show that the first Tuesday for November 2018 is the 6. No critic called the 4Chan voter disenfranchisement campaign clever or effective.