Full coverage of the final South Carolina U.S. Senate debate between Senator Lindsey Graham and challenger Jaime Harrison.

By Nicholas Jaramillo and Sarah Carino-Koza
02/27/2021 • 04:37 AM EST

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: Click or tap on any techniquesee definition - the definition will be displayed here.
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: common folksee definition - establishing a connection with an audience based on being just like one of them and therefore being able to empathize with their concerns.
: guilt by associationsee definition - using an opponent's links to another to assign the other's beliefs, misdeeds, or other unattractive qualities to the opponent.
: Graham uses Harrison's former lobbying work to link him to Hillary Clinton[1] and statements Harrison's made to link him to Pelosi and Sanders.
: false dichotomysee definition - giving the impression that there are only two opposing choices or options, while ignoring any middle ground exists between the two extremes.
: Between only choices on each end of the partisan political spectrum, while ignoring the existence of any middle-ground.
: labelingsee definition - pigeon-holing a person or group into a simple category and assigning names and/or beliefs to that category.
: Harrison casts Graham as a Washington insider and himself as a Washington outsider.
: hyperbolesee definition - an extravagant statement or figure of speech used for effect, not intended to be taken literally.
: Characterizing everyday Washington politics as a "food fight."
: dysphemismsee definition - replacing neutral language with more derogatory or unpleasant terms, to instill a negative association.
: The term "socialism for all" used to replace Medicare for all.
: common folksee definition - establishing a connection with an audience based on being just like one of them and therefore being able to empathize with their concerns.
: labelingsee definition - pigeon-holing a person or group into a simple category and assigning names and/or beliefs to that category.
: Harrison again casts Graham as an out of touch Washington insider.
: adding qualifierssee definition - adding an extra word or phrase to a response, which makes it ultimately meaningless, but still leaves the desired impression.
: Harrison declares that he doesn't support adding more justices to the SCOTUS "at this point," which is not saying he doesn't support adding more justices at any other point in the future.
: honor by associationsee definition - championing public symbols that carry respect, authority, sanction, and prestige to assume the respect, authority, sanction, and prestige of those symbols.
: The Constitution, the U.S. Capitol.
: guilt by associationsee definition - using an opponent's links to another to assign the other's beliefs, misdeeds, or other unattractive qualities to the opponent.
: Graham uses AOC's support for Harrison to link Harrison to AOC.
: guilt by associationsee definition - using an opponent's links to another to assign the other's beliefs, misdeeds, or other unattractive qualities to the opponent.
: Graham uses AOC's endorsement for Harrison to now link Harrison (through AOC) to the Green New Deal, which he doesn't support.[2]
: guilt by associationsee definition - using an opponent's links to another to assign the other's beliefs, misdeeds, or other unattractive qualities to the opponent.
: Graham uses Harrison's support for the Democratic police reform bill to link Harrison to Pelosi.
: hyperbolesee definition - an extravagant statement or figure of speech used for effect, not intended to be taken literally.
: Characterizing the Democratic police reform bill as a declaration of "war on the cops."
: honor by associationsee definition - championing public symbols that carry respect, authority, sanction, and prestige to assume the respect, authority, sanction, and prestige of those symbols.
: The police.
: misleading claimsee definition - a statement with a few elements or kernel of truth, which can easily be proven deceptive or fundamentally untrue.
: Graham's opposition to supporting the Democratic Covid relief bill, which includes funding for police, doesn't mean he supports defunding the police.[3]
: guilt by associationsee definition - using an opponent's links to another to assign the other's beliefs, misdeeds, or other unattractive qualities to the opponent.
: Graham uses groups who support Harrison and also support defunding the police to link Harrison to defunding the police.
: guilt by associationsee definition - using an opponent's links to another to assign the other's beliefs, misdeeds, or other unattractive qualities to the opponent.
: Graham uses a compliment Harrison made to Bernie Sanders to link Harrison to Sanders, then to AOC, then to Medicare for All, which he doesn't support.[2]
: half truthsee definition - a statement that is essentially true, but lacking critical information and presented as the whole truth.
: Graham mentions that certain Democratic states receive more Obamacare funding, while not mentioning it's because states like SC, by not allowing Medicaid expansion, refused the extra Obamacare funding.[4]
: false claimsee definition - a statement that is directly contradicted by fact and can be easily proven untrue.
: Pelosi and Schumer (and Warren) didn't write Obamacare.[5]
: FUDsee definition - making dire warnings or raising doubt about an issue, while provided little or no specifics or evidence to support the claims.
: Warning that, if Democrats win, they'll impose Medicare for All, even though Biden and many Democrats (including Harrison) don't support it.[6]
: dog whistlesee definition - ambiguous messaging used to stoke racial fear and anxiety and/or to covertly signal allegiance to certain subgroups of an audience.
: The interjection of "radical Islam," juxtaposed to white supremacist groups, could be signaling allegiance to white voters.
: whataboutismsee definition - discrediting a criticism by accusing hypocrisy, in order to shift the focus away from oneself and onto others.
: Graham shifts the focus from his unethical actions to win the election to Harrison's unethical actions to win the election.
: reversal of realitysee definition - a statement that is not only verifiably false, but is the exact opposite of the truth.
: What looks like Harrison encouraging potential Graham voters to vote for Bledsoe is not Harrison encouraging Graham voters to vote for Bledsoe.[7]
: whataboutismsee definition - discrediting a criticism by accusing hypocrisy, in order to shift the focus away from oneself and onto others.
: This time Harrison shifts the focus from his unethical actions to Graham's unethical actions.

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