From The Republican Brain
Trust: The Untold Story,
by Bob Woodward
Publication Date: December 1, 2016
. . . very deep in the building, below even what the blueprints of the structure itself depicted, was a sub-basement laboratory. In what researchers and scientists call a “clean room,” members of the party’s advanced-technology team labored for months to counter the Democrats’ seemingly insurmountable technical advantage.
In the 2012 election, the Democrats had pursued a complex — and winning — strategy of networking Obama supporters via handheld mobile devices and smartphones. They maintained and perfected the “dark arts” of database mining, sending out e-mails, and generating …