WARNING: Is SwipeBlue even legal?

I got this email addressed to my daughter, we have never shared an email address so I have no idea why I got this

Neither one of us are registered to a party so I’m not sure how we were singled out by this unless it’s from someone’s contact list?

So they are removing Trump voters from their list,or are they going to destroy ballots, this is all for mail in ballots according to their website

Here is their website:


Here is the email:

In Michigan, Joe Biden has a slight lead over Donald Trump – but it’s way too close for comfort because Michigan could decide our next President.

And in the Senate race, a new poll shows Gary Peters’ lead down to only 1%. We need Gary Peters for a Democratic majority to end Mitch McConnell’s reign of destruction and lies.

So we need to deliver every possible Michigan voter for Joe Biden and Gary Peters!

That’s why we created a powerful new phone app called SwipeBlue – to use all of our phones together to elect Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and good Democrats all the way down the ballot.

It’s easy and fun:

1. Go to your app store (Apple or Google) and install SwipeBlue.

2. With your permission, we’ll match your contacts to the public voter file and show you which friends are registered as Democrats, Republicans, third party, or independents. (Don’t worry – we fully respect your privacy and theirs.)

3. You guess whether each contact will vote for Joe Biden or Donald Trump, and swipe BLUE for Biden, RED for Trump, or GREEN if they are undecided.

After you swipe, we will do the rest:

BLUE (Biden) swipes: we’ll send them 2 texts with a helpful link to vote safely by mail.

GREEN (undecided) swipes: our skilled volunteers will try to persuade them to vote for Joe Biden.

RED (Trump) swipes: we will remove them from our contact lists.

The secret power of SwipeBlue is that you can probably guess how your closer friends and relatives will vote.

So your BLUE, RED, and GREEN swipes will tell us exactly who to contact (or not) to make sure Joe Biden wins.

And to prevent Trump from stealing the election, we must make sure Joe Biden wins by a landslide – so every swipe counts!

SwipeBlue is the most powerful tool for beating Trump. Will you install SwipeBlue today?

Thanks for all you do.

Bob Fertik

p.s. we are adding features daily so if you find any bugs please email support@swipeblue.org

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What is SwipeBlue?

SwipeBlue is a free tool for iOS and Android.

SwipeBlue is crucial tool to help ensure your Blue friends actually vote and send Trump packing.

Without the ability to go door to door, digital canvassing via text message is the next best thing.

By swiping Blue, you help us confirm who the true Biden voters are so we can help get them to the polls.

We use publicly available data to show you which of your contacts are registered to vote. All you need to do is swipe blue (left) if you think your contact will vote for Joe Biden, swipe red (right) if they will vote for Donald Trump, or tap and press green if they are undecided.

When you swipe blue, SwipeBlue will check their name against public contact lists, and then text that person a link to verify their registration and pledge to vote safely by mail for Joe Biden. Red voters will be taken off our contact list.

What happens after I swipe?

Every time you swipe blue, SwipeBlue will text that person a link to verify their registration and pledge to vote safely by mail for Joe Biden. You do not have to contact them yourself, unless of course you want to! We will protect your privacy by anonymizing all swipes so they do not refer to you.

Tap and swipe green for swing voters, and we’ll reach out to them with a 1:1 conversation about why they should vote for Biden in 2020.

If you like SwipeBlue, we hope you’ll ask your Democratic friends to join us.


How can I give up my contacts info legally without their permission???

Your Contacts & Your Permissions

In order to provide the Services, including facilitating your texts or calls to Your Contacts and providing other features of our Services, our systems may need to access, store and process Your Contacts. When you click “Sync Your Contacts” in the App, you give us permission to do those things, and this permission extends to our affiliates and trusted third parties we work with.


Your Use of TargetSmart Data and Voter File Data

Your use of the Services may include access to and use of certain voter information that we license from TargetSmart, including certain voter file data. Such use is subject to, and you agree to fully abide by, the requirements and restrictions set forth in the Data Usage Agreement, a copy of which are provided at the end of these Terms.

If you use any voter file data, you acknowledge and agree that you must certify and affirm knowledge of, and compliance with, all laws and regulations that govern the acquisition and use of voter file data and agree to abide by federal, state and local laws and regulations governing acceptable use of the voter file data.


So long as you comply with these Terms, we give you a limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable license to use the SwipeBlue App (the “App”), solely to access the Services and to use the Services solely for your informational, noncommercial, and personal use. To the extent any component of the Services may be offered under an open source license, we’ll make that license available to you and the provisions of that license may expressly override some of these Terms. Unless the following restrictions are prohibited by law, you agree not to reverse engineer or decompile the Services, attempt to do so, or assist anyone in doing so. In addition, such license does not include: (a) any resale or commercial use of the Services or any materials contained therein; (b) modifying or otherwise making any derivative uses of the Services or any portion thereof; (c) use of any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; or (d) any use of the Services other than for their intended purpose. Any use of the Services other than as specifically authorized herein, without the prior written permission is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws including without limitation copyright laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. This license is revocable at any time



h/t kpm




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