Leaders of the Republican National Committee say they were able to win the presidential and congressional elections by investing 175 million dollars in setting up files on every registered voter in the country. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: Republicans on Monday (November 14) revealed to reporters how they managed what they called their "unprecedented success" in the November 8 elections to their massive investment in data. Republican National Committee Chief of Staff Katie Walsh said the committee has invested $175 million dollars into setting up a giant database on the country's voters. Data manager Bill Skelly said the committee has constructed a file on each of the nation's 198 million voters, which enabled candidates, including President-elect Donald Trump, to target their outreach to what he called "underperforming" and "unallocated" voters. The RNC revealed their strategy to reporters at a briefing in Washington, D.C..