As part of an effort to drum up support for President Obama’s budget, the DNS rounded up 642,000 petitions in support. Or so they claimed. But canvassing is hard work; it’s easier to lie:
The DNC arrived at its 642,000 figure by making three photocopies of each petition so that every signer’s senators and representative could get one.
DNC spokesperson Natalie Wyeth responded: “This effort was designed to give our supporters the tools to influence their elected officials. Of course we delivered a pledge to each of their members of Congress — 642,000 pledges. That’s what we said we were delivering and that’s what we did.”
When asked about the impression in the DNC press release that there were 642,000 unique pledges, she offered no response.