Talk your family member out of voting for Trump over dinner, get a free meal

. July 27, 2016.
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You read that headline correctly. An anonymous Samaritan is offering to pay for you––a registered voter under age 35 that plans on voting against Donald Trump––and a pro-Trump family member over age 50 to talk politics over a meal. 

In a Craigslist.org ad posted three days ago, the anonymous anti-Trump dining benefactor asks, "Are horrified by the possibility of a Trump presidency, but are hesitant to bring up national politics amongst family members?"

Their solution: "I will pay for you to go to dinner at any restaurant with one family member (please keep it one-on-one) who claims to support Trump." 

"This election is different," the post said, "and I'm horrified of what Trump could do to this country and the world!" 

The anonymous would-be dinner buyer is offering to pay $40 a person for a party of two to discuss why "Trump is scary." If accepted, this anonymous person will reimburse you up to $80 total (through PayPal or cash) so you can also "buy some drinks" while discussing Donald Trump's political deficiencies with your pro-Trump relative. They suggested reading this "well-reasoned" Vox.com article as a prologue to dinner. 

During the meal discourse, the anonymous dinner buyer requests that you "please try to understand why your Trump-supporter believes what they believe," urging you to "keep an open mind, and NEVER default to personal attacks on intelligence." [sic]

They go on to advise that you "practice ~empathy~, and keep the conversation calm and reasoned." [sic]

If you're interested in applying, send a selfie including your driver's license, of which license they recommend obscuring all information aside from your name, your picture and the state of issue. 

The post said that you will be reimbursed after "you send me a photo of your dinner receipt along with a short video (15s or so) of you and your family member saying who you plan to vote for in the upcoming election." [sic] 

"Precedence goes to applicants who live in swing states." 

Requests for comment by the anonymous dining benefactor went unreturned. 

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