Is the GOP Using Robo-Calls to Depress Turnout?
In Nebraska, it appears GOP operatives are blanketing residents with “robo-calls” containing the Democratic candidate’s voice — in order to get voters so angry with the Dem that they vote against him. We agree with John at AMERICAblog: Throw these bums in jail.
Wait, before you go…
… Just because it’s Scott Kleeb’s prerecorded voice on the other line, doesn’t mean his campaign is behind the phone call, according to his communications director.
Prerecorded telephone messages supposedly from Kleeb, a Third Congressional District candidate, have been repeatedly calling people in Central Nebraska, and Ben Lumpkin, Kleeb’s communications director, is concerned about the effects.
The messages, known as robocalls, are designed to inform voters about certain candidates. However, Lumpkin said he has received numerous complaints about the prerecorded messages calling repeatedly — as many as six times an hour….
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