On October 31st, a North Dakota based Facebook page called ‘Hunter Alerts’ was created by the state’s Democratic Party, according to Facebook records. You may wonder why the state’s Democratic officials would create a Facebook page that seems to be about hunting. One day after creating the page, the page’s creators made it clear why they created the page: To suppress the conservative vote in North Dakota so that the Democratic US Senator, Heidi Heitkamp would win re-election.
The page began running a Facebook ad that began with ‘ATTENTION HUNTERS:’ on November 1st, just 5 days before the election. The ad goes on to say “if you vote in North Dakota, you may forfeit hunting licenses you have in other states. If you want to keep your out-of-state hunting licenses, you may not want to vote in North Dakota.”
Thanks to Facebook’s new policy regarding politically-related ads, the entity running the ad must identify themselves to everyone who sees the ad on Facebook. As you can see in the screenshot of the ad, it was paid for by the North Dakota Democratic Party. The NRA did warn their Facebook audience about this trick on November 2nd.
Currently, all of the page’s ads on Facebook are listed as ‘inactive’ and Facebook indicates that the ads went against its policies, possibly due to deception and voter suppression.
The Democrats’ claim is absolutely false. Voting cannot cause someone to lose their ability to hunt. When confronted about her party’s ad, though, Democratic US Senator from North Dakota, Heidi Heitkamp doubled down and again warned hunters not to vote in North Dakota!
This deceptive and unethical tactic is quite ironic considering that it is major voter suppression despite the Democrats accusing Republicans of suppressing black voters by asking for voters to have IDs to prove that they are who they claim to be. More ironic even is that the unhinged Democratic left maintains that voter ID laws suppress the vote and are racist because African Americans are not competent and smart enough to obtain ID cards.
This Tuesday, it is extremely important to defeat the authoritarian Democrats who will do anything to keep gun owners from voting. Make sure that you vote for the most pro-freedom candidates on every level. And bring your friends and family to the polls, too.