Republicans and robot calls – just another way to cheat.

November 5, 2006

Ok, its 8:00 on Sunday night and I dont really have time to write a full post, but I had to put at least one reference to this story. Seems the Repugs started their November surprise: using robo-calls to harass Democrats! They call you and make you think that the call is for the Democrat running for office…and of course, you hang up. Then they call back, six or seven times…maybe enough to piss you off so you dont vote for the Democrat. Amazing! Quite effective really, but it just goes to show you the lengths they will go to in order to win. Cheats, all of them.

From DailyKos:

Desperate Republicans across the country are using robo-calls (automated dialing systems that play recorded messages) to harass voters. Your phone rings, there’s a brief recorded intro that makes it appear the call is from a Democratic campaign or related group, and then a pause, and then a recorded message. If you hang up it calls you back six or seven times or more. The goal is to make people think they are being harassed by the Democrats, and piss them off enough to change their votes. It works well enough to potentially flip some close races.

This is clearly illegal under some statutes & regulations, arguably illegal under others. It appears to be going on across the US, using the same format and methods. If we pursue this nationally, we could bankrupt the GOP.

I’m a PBX engineer (design & program commercial telephone systems), with over 20 years in the industry. Here’s what you need to know, and how we can fight back.

Read the rest RIGHT HERE and be sure to spread the word.

For even more info, check out:

Philly.com

Matthew Gross

Talking Points Memo

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