I started wondering what sort of mind conceives of a massive voter suppression campaign designed to influence the outcome of an election, but remain semi-hidden within the fabric of campaign politics. What sort of mind readily grasps the need to collect and analyse data on individual constituents, and instruct operatives to record as many details as they can about individual members of the public in order to build a database to be used against them for Party interests.
Police and intelligence communities plan and run operations like this.
I'm not at all suggesting that there's some tinfoil hat conspiracy involving these organisations! However, I do wonder what experience and skill-sets might appear on the CVs of the architects of such a operation or those giving workshops at the Manning Centre for
People had to think think this up, and the nature of this operation leads me think it might be trained minds that did so.