A digital blackout of a Democratic candidate from New Hampshire has led to a political blackout in that state.
In a piece for Politico, political writer Jessica Chastain writes that a campaign that’s been largely online for years had to put off a digital effort in an area where people aren’t familiar with its candidates and politics.
The candidate has been using social media, which is still in its infancy, to try to appeal to the people who have been offline, Chastillie writes.
Chastillier also highlights the impact of the campaign on the local community.
“The candidate’s been able to take advantage of that, while also trying to be as accessible as possible to people who haven’t been online, while at the same time not being a caricature of the candidate,” she writes.
Chastiller notes that the campaign’s website has not been updated since June, a sign that the digital effort may be going nowhere fast.
The campaign was relying on social media to make its case to voters, but it’s not always easy to find the content.
With a low turnout rate, the campaign has had to rely on its own digital effort, which it had been relying on to try and make its message resonate with voters, Chastell notes.
A Facebook page called, “I am the President of New Hampshire,” which has over 10,000 likes, has been used to reach out to voters in the state.
But Chastall wrote that the page has also been used by the candidate’s surrogates to attack her.
This was particularly evident during the first debate, when the candidate was asked about the shooting of Representative Steve Scalise in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Oct. 7.
The candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, was asked whether she would support the death penalty for anyone who “offends people of color.”
Sanders replied, “Absolutely, absolutely, I support it,” and then took questions about the candidate and her support for gun control.
Chastiller wrote that while the candidate had made her position on the death sentence clear, her surrogates had been attacking her on the issue and that the media had covered the debate in ways that were “unfair and unfair to her.”
Chastall notes that this is not the first time the candidate has faced criticism for her social media presence.
In November, her campaign manager, Corey Stewart, told Politico that the candidate did not have a strong digital presence in the New Hampshire primary.
Stewart said the campaign did not spend much time on social networks and that she had “only used a small portion” of the social media she had.
As for her digital efforts, Stewart told Politico:”It was a mistake.
There’s a difference between being transparent and being transparent.
She was not transparent.
I didn’t get to see that.
I’m not saying it was wrong, but that she didn’t spend enough time on it.”
Sanders, who has a high digital profile, has made similar criticisms of Stewart, but he was less critical of Chastylls story.
Stewart did not respond to a request for comment.
Chastell told Politico she doesn’t think Sanders will do a bad job if he runs for president.
But, she said, Sanders’ social media strategy needs to be changed.
Sanders has repeatedly been criticized for using social networks to reach his supporters.
His use of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, as well as the Democratic National Committee, to organize his supporters has been criticized.
Chastaell wrote that she thought the media’s coverage of Sanders’ presidential campaign was unfair.
She said she would like Sanders to “be more transparent about his digital strategy.”