They're part of a campaign from the nonpartisan advocacy group RepresentUs to protect voting rights during the upcoming US presidential election, amid president Trump's attacks on mail-in voting and suggestions that he may refuse a peaceful transition. [...]
The ads were supposed to broadcast on Fox, CNN, and MSNBC in their Washington, DC, markets, but the stations pulled them last-minute from airing. A spokesperson for the campaign said they were still waiting on an explanation.
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"Whether it's rounding up undocumented workers or performing mass hysterectomies on female detainees, we're seeing a fabulous interplay of both form and function," commented right-wing fashion blogger Jürgen von Schwenderlauf. "I'd love to see them bring back the death's head skull and crossbones, too. It totally says, 'I may just be following orders, but I'm also a bit of a bad boy.'"