The RNC's Political Mailer Looks A Lot Like A Census Form. And It's Totally Legal.


“At first glance it looks like a form that could be related to the Census, it has all these different questions asking about personal information and your positions on various issues,” Marks says. “Once you start to read it, it’s clearly a political document.” While the RNC has yet to respond to Marks' request for comment about its campaign mailer, Brendan Fisher, director of the Federal Reform Program at the Campaign Legal Center, a nonprofit organization that monitors elections says the confusion is intentional. “There’s a reason why these kind of tactics are used and it’s because they often times work,” Fisher said. “Even though political operatives might run the risk of appearing misleading to many voters, it appears that in many cases the benefits outweigh the costs.”

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