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TO PERSUADE, PERSUADING. To persuade is to induce to act: persuading is inducing others to act. Inst. 4, 6, 23; Dig. 11, 3, 1, 5.
     2. In the act of the legislature which declared that "if any person or persons knowingly and willingly shall aid or assist any enemies at open war with this state, &c. by persuading others to enlist for that purpose, &c., he shall be adjudged guilty of high treason;" the word persuading, thus used; means to succeed: and there must be an actual enlistment, of the person persuaded in order to bring the, defendant within the intention of the clause. 1 Dall. R. 39; Carr. Crim. L 237; 4 Car. & Payne, 369 S. C. 1 9 E. C L. R. 425; 9 Car. & P. 79; and article Administering; vide 2 Lord Raym. 889. It may be fairly argued, however, that the attempt to persuade without success would be a misdemeanor. 1 Russ. on Cr. 44.
     3. In England it has been decided, that to incite and procure a person to commit suicide, is not a crime for which the party could be tried. 9 C. & P. 79; 38 E. C. L. R. 42; M. C. C. 356. Vide Attempt; Solicitation.

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Examining Persuadable Voters and Base Mobilization in the 2004 Presidential Election" (thesis, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, April 21, 2009), https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/political_science_theses/25.
Even more importantly, Democrats should use their control of Congress to hammer out a positive policy vision that appeals both to the base and to persuadable Trump voters.
A political action committee called the Middle Resolution had paid Nix's company several hundred thousand dollars that year for a list of persuadable voters to help elect Republican Ken Cuccinelli, who was running for governor.
Although the theory behind the swing voter model is clear, the empirical literature in political science and political economy has surprisingly little to say about the characteristics of actual swing voters in the United States or even how to measure whether someone is easily persuadable. (20) In one of only two systematic studies, Mayer (2007) defines a swing voter as one who equally likes or dislikes the two major parties.
20m number of 'persuadable' voters targeted during the US elections 32m Facebook users in the UK 25% of Facebook users across the UK are aged 25-34
For example, Fionna (2014) found that intermediaries or "brokers" who distribute money on behalf of candidates often target the most persuadable voters and those who could be persuaded to vote in an upcoming election.
By harvesting vast amounts of online data, they are able to target "persuadable" voters, including through social media, which increasing numbers of people rely on as their primary news source.
She knows more about the issue than I do, and might well convince me that "robust legal immigration" is "good for Americans." I would be more persuadable if it were clearer in her letter that she thinks decent and reasonable people can disagree about immigration.
During the 2016 US presidential election, the data science firm (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/us/politics/cambridge-analytica.html) Cambridge Analytica rolled out an extensive advertising campaign to target persuadable voters based on their individual psychology.
CA is said to be capable of trawling Facebook and buying up commercial consumer datasets to identify 'persuadable' voters.
"When Mr Brown came on the scene you, I think, were easily persuadable.
* Be persuadable. A good forecaster seeks out new information and ideas, critically re-examines their forecast methods, and changes them as needed.