email obtained exclusively by 'Tucker Carlson Tonight'
reveals that a senior Google employee deployed the company's
resources to increase voter turnout in ways she believed
would help Clinton win the election. #Tucker
A Google executive’s
leaked email reveals efforts to increase Latino turnout prior to the
2016 U.S. presidential election and the executive’s “surprise” at
Donald Trump’s performance among Latino voters.
675-word email, first obtained exclusively by Fox News
Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” was written by the tech giant’s
former head of multicultural marketing and details a range of
efforts to increase Latino turnout, including the support of a
partner organization that helped to drive voters to the polls.
worked very hard. Many people did. We pushed to get out the Latino
vote with our features, our partners, and our voices. We kept our
Googley efforts non-partisan and followed our company’s protocols
for the elections strategy,” the email begins. “We emphasized our
mission to give Latinos access to information so they can make an
informed decision at the polls, and we feel very grateful for all
the support to do this important work.”
the end of the email, the author wrote that Latino Googler’s are
“probably hurting right now” and that the election results are
“tough to handle now that we know not all of us were against this.”
Google executive acknowledges that Latinos, long considered the
“sleeping giant” of American politics thanks to the country’s
rapidly shifting demographics, did vote in record-breaking numbers
and turned out early—but a significant percentage supported Trump
instead of Hillary Clinton.
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after all was said and one [sic], the Latino community did come out
to vote, and completely surprised us. We never anticipated that 29%
of Latinos would vote for Trump. No one did,” the executive wrote.
surveys found that Trump performed better
among Latinos than most analysts had predicted.
speaking, our goal was met—we pushed and successfully launched the
search features in Spanish, and we thank Lisa for her support in
advocating for this work. I sent Philipp a note yesterday to thank
him because he and others voiced their support this too, and we
greatly appreciate it. Even Sundar [Pichai, Google's CEO] gave the
effort a shout out and comment in Spanish, which was really
Google spokesperson previously told Fox News: “The views
expressed in this email are the employee's personal political views
and are not representative of any official stance from the company.
Google's elections efforts—both in 2016 and leading up to this
year's midterms—have been entirely nonpartisan. We will continue to
use our products in an informative, nonpartisan way to engage voters
leading up to November’s election.”
also supported Voto
Latino—a nonprofit organization cofounded by actress Rosario
Dawson, according to its website—which seeks to “transform America
by recognizing Latinos’ innate leadership.”
email states that Voto Latino helped ferry voters to the polls in
key states, something the writer labels as a “silent donation,” and
that Google helped create ad campaigns to promote the rides to the
polls with assistance from another Latino nonprofit group.
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search giant has partnered with National
Voter Registration Day, which has board members and
Secretaries of State from both sides of the political aisle. A
source with knowledge of the company’s efforts said the employee who
sent the email was not involved in any formal get-out-the-vote
to the email, Google also worked with the Latino Community
Foundation’s non-partisan “#YoVoyaVotaryTu” (I’m going to vote, are
you?) and with YouTube influencers to mobilize voters. That hashtag
campaign had 11 million impressions, the executive noted.
email also mentions an event that attracted 200 people and a Google
hangout with a social media influencer about the power of the Latino