In a bid to flip the House blue, Cards Against Humanity is “hacking” the upcoming midterm election and encouraging people to vote through a limited edition expansion called the Midterm Pack.
The team behind the “party game for horrible people” on Wednesday launched a campaign targeting young voters in six swing districts. A new website urges people to share the address of someone who’s registered to vote in one of the swing states. In exchange, both parties receives a Midterm Pack including 18 new cards with jokes about current American politics. Or, you can purchase the Midterm Pack for $5 that will be donated to Run for Something, a progressive nonprofit.
The Cards Against Humanity campaign details favorable information about each Democratic candidate and disadvantageous information about the Republican candidates.
“Also, all six Republican incumbents suck major ass,” the website reads.
The Midterm Pack campaign is receiving mixed reviews online, with some arguing that the game creators should stay out of politics.
The folks at Cards Against Humanity are anything but subtle 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/rQv15rr2kv
— Ah-Tear-Ah (@AtiRANDOMness) September 26, 2018
Now this, is inspired. Cards Against Humanity just gamified flipping voters and states blue. Get in there, grab a friend in one of 6 swing districts, and you both get free Midterm Packs. Check it: https://t.co/jV1xStIGZO
— Annie Heckenberger (@anniemal) September 26, 2018
Several people said that they would no longer play the popular card game after the campaign. “I’m going to sit this one out (for the first time),” one Facebook comment said. “So sick of the political shit flinging. I’m neither red or blue. I’m just done. When do we wake up and realize its both colors that are killing us?”
The Cards Against Humanity Facebook page replied, “Actually, the problem is apathy and laziness.”
This isn’t the first time the team has made political statements. As a part of a 2017 campaign called Cards Against Humanity Saves America, the game creators purchased a plot of land on the Mexico-U.S. border to prevent President Donald Trump from building a wall. The creators raised $150,000 from subscribers to fund the project.
By Monday evening, the Midterm Pack had raised over $70,000 to aid progressive politicians in its first day. Cards Against Humanity did not immediately respond to the Daily Dot’s request for comment.