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270 Million Political Text Messages Sent in Week Following Nov. 3 Election

Noteworthy of the Democratic political texts is a new focus on the runoff election for the two Georgia Senate seats, but Republicans well outpaced them by sending over 216 million text messages to Americans between November 4th and November 9th.

More than 270 million political text messages were sent in the days following the November 3rd general election, new data shows.

RoboKiller, the app that eliminates unwanted calls and texts, has identified continued large-scale efforts requesting campaign donations from Americans post-election. RoboKiller estimates that Americans received nearly 270 million political text messages from November 4th to November 9th from both Democrat and Republican entities seeking to influence the election.

ESTIMATED DAILY POLITICAL TEXT MESSAGES POST-ELECTION

DAY

REPUBLICAN TEXT MESSAGE
TOTALS

DEMOCRAT TEXT MESSAGE
TOTALS

2020-11-04

41,803,836

14,395,913

2020-11-05

35,997,008

11,404,684

2020-11-06

36,481,651

7,423,049

2020-11-07

36,190,420

7,516,420

2020-11-08

36,107,052

6,155,862

2020-11-09

29,674,410

5,018,728

RoboKiller estimates that Republican supporters sent over 216 million text messages to Americans between November 4th and November 9th, and while the volume of these political messages has decreased by 17% since November 3, these trends indicate that political text messages continue to be sent at high levels.

From the press release:

The majority of these text messages are related to the general election, with a number of the top messages referencing issues around “fraud” or calling on supporters to “fight back”. Below are the top text messages sent from the Republican supporters’ registered shortcodes since 11/4:

BREAKING: If EVERY Patriot chips in $10, President Trump will have what it takes to DEFEND the Election & WIN. 1000%-IMPACT LIVE. Donate NOW: bit.ly/3n8HbJN

BALLOT FRAUD ALERT. Democrats are BLOCKING our access to review ballots in Michigan. Stand with Pres. Trump & FIGHT BACK. CLAIM 1000%-IMPACT: bit.ly/32m0TtN

Pres. Trump: Joe Biden & his media allies don’t want the TRUTH to be EXPOSED. I’m calling on YOU to help me FIGHT BACK! Donate for 1000%-IMPACT: bit.ly/2U5Pb1N

Democrats appear to have significantly reduced their political texting efforts this week. RoboKiller has observed an estimated 65% daily decrease in total political text messages connected with the Democratic party in days following November 3rd. Total estimated political texts have dropped from an estimated 25 million political texts per day to less than 8.5 million texts per day.

Noteworthy of the Democratic political texts is a new focus on the runoff election for the two Georgia Senate seats. The majority of political text message traffic contains messaging seeking political contributions and/or encouraging voter turnout in the upcoming Senate elections.

Joe Biden is gonna be SO HAPPY!!! Donations are POURING IN to win the Georgia Runoffs for U.S. Senate. If we win both these races — Democrats win control of the Senate. McConnell is DONE. We need 100,000 donations this week to launch a massive Democratic Voter Turnout effort in Georgia — and cement the Senate Majority. Will you make a 350%-Matched donation NOW? elect-dems.com/367aOEC  -Stop Republicans

RoboKiller is predicting a heightened level of political text messages in the coming weeks and reminds cell phone users of the following:

  • Any political text message sent to you for the first time must provide an option to opt-out by replying “STOP” or “UNSUBSCRIBE”.
  • If you request to be removed from a list or to stop receiving political text messages, campaigns must abide by these requests. If you continue to be contacted by the campaign, you can report these messages to the FCC.
  • If you are interested in making further political donations, be sure to read the terms in the fine print to ensure your donation is going to where you intend it to.
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