The big political threat last week was that a local blog’s owners were covertly stealing useless IP information on its commenters, in the hopes that they could glean who these people really were. It was a vast conspiracy of the ultra-left wing.
Turns out, Republican party folk were the ones doing the digging. Please, please, please get some technical guidance in your camp! You found someone who knew how to use a spreadsheet; why couldn’t you find someone who knew a lick about network addressing?
You wasted a good bit of time, and made yourselves look silly (as well as a bit disorganized on the PR front, if I may add). I doubt you can afford many more flubs like this.