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Confirmed: Michael Bloomberg Exploited Prison Labor to Make Campaign Phone Calls [Details]

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John Salvatore

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Soon-to-be failed 2020 Democrat presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is catching heat for doing something his campaign should’ve known about from the very beginning.

Eventually, the campaign found out and basically admitted they didn’t know what was going on. Still, some people are left scratching their heads.

Here’s why…

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Billionaire Mike Bloomberg says his presidential campaign unknowingly used prison workers to make telephone calls on his behalf.

From The Intercept:

FORMER NEW YORK CITY mayor and multibillionaire Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg used prison labor to make campaign calls. Through a third-party vendor, the Mike Bloomberg 2020 campaign contracted New Jersey-based call center company ProCom, which runs calls centers in New Jersey and Oklahoma. Two of the call centers in Oklahoma are operated out of state prisons. In at least one of the two prisons, incarcerated people were contracted to make calls on behalf of the Bloomberg campaign.

According to a source, who asked for anonymity for fear of retribution, people incarcerated at the Dr. Eddie Warrior Correctional Center, a minimum-security women’s prison with a capacity of more than 900, were making calls to California on behalf of Bloomberg. The people were required to end their calls by disclosing that the calls were paid for by the Bloomberg campaign. They did not disclose, however, that they were calling from behind bars.

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You have to speak the language of your natural constituency.

Giving personal information to the incarcerated helps with rehabilitation and fresh starts.

Call centers employ inmates. This is not new. Dems want felons to vote, so this is perfect.

This is some Chinese government shit.

I would like him better if he just came out and said “they were glad to get the work and I was glad to get a bargain.”

Since it was a subcontractor, I doubt this campaign knew about it. They ended it quickly as soon as they found out. I know it looks bad but they didn’t make excuses and actually did something about it. I don’t like giving him credit but credit where credit due.

H/T: Twitchy

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