National Review gets an inside look at the Kochs’ political operations in Nevada and discovers the real reason their so-called constituency groups exist — to feed voters’ personal information back to the Kochs’ for-profit data collection machine, i360.
Perhaps most important, those signing up to see Jeb Bush (or for the driving classes, tax-preparation help, or health checkups that Libre offers) provide their names and contact information. That flows back into an enormous voter database owned and controlled by another Koch group, i360, which the donor network hopes will replace the Republican National Committee’s data trove. Many say it already has.Data collected from canvassing conducted by other groups in the network — Americans for Prosperity, Concerned Veterans for America, Concerned Women for America — flows back to the same place, and i360 is amassing detailed voter profiles and developing the sort of technological wherewithal that propelled President Obama to victory in both 2008 and 2012.
The leaders of the Koch network’s constituency groups already admitted behind closed doors that their biggest motivation isn’t to promote policies that help the people they claim to represent — veterans, Latinos, millennials, and others — but to push the Kochs’ self-enriching agenda and elect the billionaire brothers’ puppet candidates.
This new National Review report reveals that when Koch-backed CVA, LIBRE, AFP, and other Koch groups hold events and contact veterans, Latinos, and others, they’re just interested in tricking them to feed their data back to the Kochs’ political data collection company — a for-profit company that’s already being used by the campaigns of some of their hand–picked Republican candidates.