CNN Redacts Votes of People in Focus Group Who Said they were Voting Third Party

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  1. InTheLight

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    CNN chose to edit footage from its focus group on the Vice-Presidential Debate to make it seem that members of the group who were not voting either Republican or Democrat were undecided when in fact, they had declared that they were voting for a third party.

    Justin Smith, a member of the focus group, shared this post on his Facebook page:

    According to Smith, there were more members of the focus group who had decided to vote third party than those who were voting for one of the two old parties.

    But rather than follow up that question by asking which third party candidates the focus members were voting for, that line of questioning was cut off, and the footage was edited out.

    Then they re-shot the segment and replaced “third-party” with undecided. Smith writes in more detail thirteen hours after the event:

    What happened was they asked us for the first time if any of us were now decided after having watched the debate. 5 said that they would vote for Clinton. 2 said that they would vote for Trump, and 12 said that they would vote 3rd party. They then said they were going to re-shoot it, except this time they changed “3rd party” to “undecided”. Some of us asked about the third party option, and they ignored us. They then said they were going to shoot it again, and still asked for “undecided” voters and left out “3rd party”. A lot of the members voted “undecided” because it was the only option other then Trump or Clinton.

    http://libertybuzz.us/story/cnn-censors-focus-group-members-voting-third-party/2016/10/05/1085/
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    This is deplorable, er, diabolical. I think the electorate is ready to vote 3rd party and it certainly doesn't help that the MSM is covering it up.
     
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    I agree with a lot of what he says, will need to do more research. Thanks for the link.
     
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    People really want third-party candidates. Just not these ones.

    A new Gallup poll shows nearly 6 in 10 Americans would like to see a third major party in American politics — a new high for a presidential election this century.

    What people don’t appear to want, though, is the actual third-party candidates that are running in 2016.


    First: The desire. Gallup shows 57 percent want a major American third party, while 37 percent say the existing two parties do an adequate job and that a third party isn’t needed.

    The number calling for a third party is up significantly, from 46 percent in 2012 and 47 percent in 2008. Gallup didn’t poll this question in 2004, but in 2003, just 40 percent wanted a major third party.

    http://www.pressherald.com/2016/10/01/people-really-want-third-party-candidates-just-not-these-ones/
     

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