I saw an ad on youtube polling people to see how they’d vote and clicked it out of curiosity and it asked for your email and your zip code, then it would give you the state by state results. I, knowing this was a trick to get my email and send me oodles of spam, was going to click “back” like any sensible denizen of the internet. But I figured what the hell and entered my zip and the fake email “firstname.lastname@example.org” (mailinator’s a great website for this sort of thing, though I usually use one of their alt domains as the main one tends to be blocked). Anyway, so I get the “election results” and with the exception of the district of columbia the map is entirely red:
Apparently republicans give their email address to spammers at a rate of 2 to 1. Maybe conservatives are less tech savvy? Or maybe they know to give fake emails? Or they want more strongly to see some evidence their side is winning? Or maybe some conservative website skewed the results by linking to it?
This is odd because internet polls tend to not be conservative leaning.
Anywho, thought I’d share.