‘Horrifying’: Ronna McDaniel sounds off on study that found majority GOP emails went to spam, not so much for Dems

(Video: Newsmax)

The Republican National Committee, along with the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee have filed an FEC complaint against Google after a study found that the majority of GOP candidates’ fundraising emails sent to Gmail accounts went to a spam folder.

RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel appeared on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America,” and said the findings, which included most Democratic candidate emails being delivered, were “horrifying to see.”

“These researchers in North Carolina, nonpartisan researchers, said that with the Republican Party and campaign emails 70% of them, went to spam,” McDaniel explained. “For Democrats, less than 10% went to spam, so we’ve done some number calculation – since 2019 that would cost Republican candidates in the parties over $2 billion in donations, not to mention all the get-out-the-vote and other things that are important with these emails.”

McDaniel didn’t mince words in declaring, “It is obviously Big Tech putting their thumb on the scale once again against Republicans and for Democrats.”

The RNC cited a study from the North Carolina State University’s Department of Computer Science in a press release, explaining that the results showed Gmail “routed Republican emails to spam at a rate approximately 820% higher than similar Democrat fundraising appeals during the 2020 Election cycle.”

The study, “A Peek into the Political Biases in Email Spam Filtering Algorithms During US Election 2020,” was from July 1, 2020, to November. 30, 2020, and set out to determine if algorithms for Gmail, Microsoft’s Outlook, and Yahoo were biased toward any certain party, according to Newsmax.

“We are formally calling on the FEC to investigate the extent and intentionality of Google’s censorship of Republican fundraising efforts,” the GOP groups said in a statement. “This is a financially devastating example of Silicon Valley tech companies unfairly shaping the political playing field to benefit their preferred far-left candidates. Companies like Google don’t think you have the right to hear both sides. They’d rather make the decision for you.”

In addition to McDaniel, NRSC Chair Rick Scott, R-Fla., and NRCC Chair Tom Emmer, R-Minn., were involved in the filing, and estimated that GOP candidates “missed out on $1.5 billion in contributions” during the 2020 election cycle and “over 2 billion” since 2019.

The study revealed that Outlook and Yahoo reflected higher delivery rates, at 27% and 14.2%, respectively, which Republican leadership said “undercuts any argument Google might have that Republican email practices or individual user preferences are somehow to blame.”

“The RNC works with candidates all over the country, from the president right on through local races,” McDaniel told Newsmax. “It’s not just yard signs and TV ads anymore.”

She added that at least a third of the fundraising for the RNC and for candidates is through email.

“If 70% of your emails are going to your spam folder, that means those voters aren’t seeing it,” she said. “If less than 10% of Democrat emails are going to the spam folder, it’s giving them an inherent advantage on top of other things like making sure to register to vote to pick up your absentee ballot” or to even tell about a candidate.

McDaniel also commented on the recent decision to pull out of the presidential debates sanctioned by the Commission on Presidential Debates.

“We just don’t want to work with a biased commission,” she said. “We’re going to have debates, just not through a biased outlet. I think that was a brilliant move.”

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Anthony
Anthony
12 days ago

Ronna (Mitt Tommy’s niece) is a Rino & Never Trumper!
What is she doing to make sure 2022 election is going to be fraud free?
I don’t hear nothing coming from her!!
FJB

Cliff F. MD
Cliff F. MD
16 days ago

We quit donating to the Senate committee because we would make a one time payment and they would make it a repeat donation which we had to stop.
They also supported non conservative republicans that blocked Trump’s agenda. We don’t want a fundamental change from our founding fathers.
I as a physician believe we need second opinions instead of a dictator MD official in DC telling equally trained or better MDs what they can and cannot do.

Bill
Bill
17 days ago

Screw the GOP. When they HAD the power to fix things they did ZILCH! Waited until mid terms to screw Trump out his super majority without passing a single meaningful bill.
They are a fake, pretense of an opposition party when we can all see they are part of the UniParty.

Stan Semco
Stan Semco
17 days ago

When is all this meshigas going to be fixed? What is happening across the hi Tech board is tantamount to being flagrantly, unconstitutional! We are allowing a small group of leftist activists steal our country!

Anna
Anna
17 days ago

I am making $92 an hour working from home. i was greatly surprised at the same time as my neighbour advised me she changed into averaging $ninety five however I see the way it works now. I experience mass freedom now that I’m my non-public boss. 
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Last edited 17 days ago by Anna
Derick Moore
Derick Moore
17 days ago

Democrats simply don’t know how to filter email.

Dawn
Dawn
17 days ago

95 % of my conservative election type mail goes to my junk mail .

Bob Armstrong
Bob Armstrong
16 days ago
Reply to  Dawn

Me too — because it’s a continual flood .

George
George
17 days ago

“WHY”?1 am I getting “SPAM ADS” for Twitter & FACEBOOK? NEVER “was” on either one of them!, & “guess what”.I NEVER WANTED ANY OF “em.! Google can pound salt. Guess I’ve got a “worm” thru a “cookie”. BOY! AM I DUMB!

Bebe Le Pew
Bebe Le Pew
17 days ago

Don’t get your hopes up on arresting these criminals. As we speak, those algorithms to prevent free speech, are being destroyed.

YoungDuck
YoungDuck
17 days ago

Someone should remind Ronna….WE TOLD YOU SO…..and no one listened to us. We were called nut cases, conspiracy theorists and worse. Maybe you should BELIEVE the base when we tell you the election is being RIGGED. Dummy.

Stan Semco
Stan Semco
17 days ago
Reply to  YoungDuck

What would you expect? She’s a RINO! She’s not on our side. She’s on her side and screw the American conservative movement., This party is as much ours as it is theirs, but they are ignoring us. There needs to be a major change in our hierarchy, all the way to DC. Time to dump the trash!

Deutsche Mist
Deutsche Mist
16 days ago
Reply to  YoungDuck

This part of the BASE doesn’t appreciate that the Party doesn’t make any attempt to push conservative principles on its candidates. Too many RINOs allowed to participate!.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
17 days ago

Hey this is what Big Tech does U fool, Join the Party

Joel DeFord
Joel DeFord
17 days ago

I am an apple user, and almost everything conservative goes to the Junk Mail file. I have to treat it just like my in box.

Stan Semco
Stan Semco
17 days ago
Reply to  Joel DeFord

Now that really sucks!

Walk the Walk
Walk the Walk
17 days ago

What a surprise !!

susan
susan
17 days ago
Reply to  Walk the Walk

I can kinda understand it…I get 25-30 from the Republican party every day. I am a registered Independent. I am, however, extremely conservative.

Pete Aveleno
Pete Aveleno
17 days ago

I notice the same thing.. anything conservative goes to spam in Microsoft e mail service

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