On April 1st, 2005, VAN (now called VoteBuilder*) and rVotes were identical. Since they split, each was independently rewritten, matured and improved drastically.
Below are just a few, random screen shots of the Democrat’s VoteBuilder from their publicly available 2012 training video. To the right are the corresponding 2012 rVotes screens.
While the two systems have developed completely independently since 2005,
we weren’t too surprised to see how they have grown like twins separated at birth.
rVotes, like VoteBuilder, is more than just some cool campaign and election tools – This is the core of the massive database and intelligence infrastructure that unifies, coordinates and weaponizes every single candidate and organization on one side of the political fence. Don’t be fooled by shiny objects. It’s the immensely powerful back-end that you can’t see that makes this technology revolutionary and proven to be impossible to copy despite millions spent trying every year. (* rVotes, LLC has no relation to NGP VAN, Inc., or it’s product known as VoteBuilder)
We think it’s pretty safe to say that rVotes is the same stick that’s been beating you over the head with for the last eight years or so.
What’s more, rVotes has been enhanced by the original architect of this technology to exploit fundamental weaknesses in VoteBuilder’s implementation allowing for a little “leapfrog” action!
It works — if you use it properly. Really, the question is, are you ready for rVotes?