Trump official says campaign has '3 voter suppression operations underway'

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A senior Donald Trump official told Bloomberg in a story published on Thursday that the campaign had "three major voter suppression operations underway."

The effort, according to the unidentified official, was aimed at discouraging three groups Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton needs to turn out at the polls — white liberals, millennial women, and black Americans — from voting.

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The hotel is located near the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 12th Street, just a short 15-minute walk to The White House North Lawn.

Crystal chandeliers hang in the lobby. The hotel's ballroom — the largest in Washington, DC — was named the "Presidential Ballroom." Facebook.com/trumpwashingtondc
An old mail chute remains, a nod to the building's past as a busy post office. Facebook.com/trumpwashingtondc
Rooms start at $460 a night for a deluxe room and go up to $12,000 a night for the presidential suite with unrestricted access to all amenities. Booking the Trump townhouse with amenities can set guests back $25,050 a night. There's also the very first Ivanka Suite, which costs $1,050 a night.

Those amenities include the 10,000-square-foot spa and fitness center designed by Ivanka Trump. Facebook.com/trumpwashingtondc
And as for the decor, you can't go far without seeing a Trump-branded product.
Conference rooms are named after former presidents — and Trump.
Dining options include David Burke's steakhouse BLT Prime and the Benjamin Bar & Lounge.
BLT Prime has tables in the mezzanine, with views of the clocktower, but there's also more intimate seating available in the lower level.
The decor was chosen by Ivanka Trump, partnering with the design firm HBA.
Also on offer in the atrium's Benjamin Bar and Lounge: ounce-sized samplings of rare wines served on a silver spoon. Facebook.com/trumpwashingtondc
A cocktail menu also includes several pricey drinks, including a $100 cocktail called "The Benjamin." Its ingredient list includes rye, potato, winter wheat vodka, raw oysters, and caviar. Facebook.com/trumpwashingtondc
Guests have been able to book rooms since September, but Wednesday's grand opening signaled its official entrance onto DC's hotel scene.
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The official explained that the Trump campaign was highlighting the ongoing dumping of Clinton campaign emails on WikiLeaks and her past support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to turn off supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont — or suppress the vote.

Allegations of sexual misconduct against former President Bill Clinton were meant to turn off young women, the official said, and Clinton's decades-old comment about "super-predators" was intended to discourage black voters.

The Bloomberg report also highlighted details of Trump's major data operation, called "Project Alamo."

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Brad Parscale, a high-ranking Trump official closely tied to the project, said expensive internal polling done by the campaign showed that Trump was behind in the presidential race.

"Nate Silver's results have been similar to ours," Parscale said, referring to the renowned statistician, "except they lag by a week or two because he's relying on public polls."

The campaign has a model, called the "Battleground Optimizer Path to Victory," to help weigh the states that the data team assessed are most critical to hitting the needed 270 electoral votes in November. Florida is the top state in this model, followed by Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Georgia — a reliably red state.

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