Skip to comments.DEMO SEND CEASE-AND-DESIST LETTER TO REPUBLICANS OVER AUTOMATED PHONE CALLS TO VOTERS- GOP Reply #95
Posted on 11/06/2006 2:44:01 PM PST by excludethis
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One call I heard apparently is illegal. A virginia voter, who has lived there for 16 years, apparently used to live in NY. He got a call telling him that he was going to be arrested and prosecuted if he showed up to vote Tuesday because he was still registered in NY.
Excuse me. In Minnesota the Democrats have been doing this for months despite the fact it violates local campaign law. Where was all the coverage of this illegal camapaigning by Democrats ABC propaganda?
Perhaps they would also like to discontinue the calls they are sending into Iowa REPUBLICAN households informing them their polling site has been changed.
They're Creeps. Total Creeps.
The GOP is relying too much on phoning so that it can reach huge numbers of voters. They seem to have forgotten about the importance of QUALITY of contact. More emphasis should have been placed on precinct-walking. The idea of making multiple calls to the same voter is ill-advised. (And autodials -- recorded calls or "robocalls" -- are way overused.) As so often, the "professionals" don't look at it from the standpoint of the average Joe -- or the average volunteer.
There should be one call to each low and medium propensity voter about absentee voting, then, at the end, one call explaining where his/her polling place is located and its hours.
I second that emotion, and I don't even have a land-line! However, my friends that do don't answer until they hear my voice on the machine, because they're getting so many calls...
I don't get it.
I'm getting an equal number of those obnoxious calls from both sides.
"The only one I answered just had a live girl reminding me to vote. Mentioned nothing else."
I "talked" to John McCain, Laura Bush, and Tommy Thompson, neither of which replied to my questions.
Liberals are out digging up dead bodies to vote. How about a cease and desist against Democrats in grave yards and in dementia units.
lol, all three of them called me today too.:)
Would somebody send a CEASE-AND-DESIST LETTER to my Democommie Congressman Visclosky!
If it's from a known Democrat I hang up. If it's from someone that's running in a non party race (e.g., State Supreme Court or Circuit Court, etc.) I listen. In fact, one helped me to decide about a supposedly Non partisan "Independent" whom I knew nothing about running against a seated superior court judge here....ordinarily I'd have voted against the incumbent, but I found out the "Independent" is really a Demoncrat who won't admit it and has accepted donations from "amnesty for illegal aliens" Overall, if it makes the Demoncrats upset, then I AM FOR IT, PERIOD.
The new trick apparently is... I am calling to give you information about Candidate X. If you hang up, it redials you six more times. If you listen to the whole message, you know it's an attack ad, but the dims are getting their campaign offices flooded with angry calls about them calling non stop. It's not illegal. Well the multiple calls might be, but it's a good dirty trick.
If you have caller I.D. & don't answer the call then in 15 minutes the automated system calls you again. I let the answering machine screen the calls. The automated system recognizes the call as being answered and I don't have to listen to either one of the two. Dems and GOP you win no votes by pestering people to death each and every evening from the same candidates calling them every night.
Did they ask all our candidates to concede too?
Dems: I see your "cease and desist" and I raise you a "kiss and my butt".
I'm confused as to why. Is the GOP calling dem voters telling them that their day to vote is November 8th?
i can't stand them either and have been getting a lot. I already voted Straight Republican last week and don't need to hear anything to help me vote. In fact I think the majority of people have their minds made up one way or the other without phone calls.
I think you're right. Tom Ridge just called me. 52 calls and counting! It'll be 100 by the time the night is over. I'm probably on my own call list, I can call myself. "Hello, Mr. Big E, this is Big E with the Jim Gerlach campaign, and we'd like to ask for your support tomorrow......"
Actually, I forward the phone to my cell while I'm out, so I can be making solicitations on their phone, and receiving solicitations on my cell, all at the same time.
Besides Clinton today, Joe Piscopo (recording) called a few days ago representing Italian-Americans in NJ. Yesterday Mario Andretti did the same. Both urging to vote for Tom Kean, Jr. Along with those calls, I received a minimum of 20 recordings over the past week....both Republicans and Demorats.
Did you mean that dems vote Wednesday?
Bill Clinton called me today!!
"Cease and desist, my @ss."
Tell 'em to eat a worm.
Hey Dems: GO POUND SAND!!
Really, I've never seen a bigger bunch of juvenile hoodlums. Around here, the Move-On lib-Dem a-holes and whole-a's for two months have been sledgehammering our Fitzpatrick (R-8) for Congress signs, stealing yard signs, and spray painting bumper stickers. (Pennsylvania)
It is sickening. If that's the way the underlings act, imaging the Democrat being in charge.
I like the calls, it's great they're so organized. We had them from Laura Bush, Pres. Bush, John McCain and a few others just the last 2 days.
Here's the latest photo of BJ clinton, lecturing us on how badly the republicans have messed things up. There goes that finger again. (Actually I just wanted to try posting a picture.)
This link to a video of President Bush today is the best ever. He is on fire.
I'm jealous that you heard from Laura and W. I didn't. :(
We've been getting lawn signs stolen or destroyed for years. Luckily, the signs for my congresswoman (Sue Kelly) haven't been defaced this go-around, but the Bush signs in 2000/2004 and Lazio signs back in 2000 had an average life expectancy of about 2 days.
"and I'm a registered Libertarian."
So is Laura Bush. ;^D
Odd. The ONLY automated phone calls I have gotten have been from my stupid Dem governor. And of course, it is full of half truths and distortions.
I have recieved 3 automated Political calls and one non-automated polictical call in the last 2 days. All them were from the democrats. None from the republicans.
I got a hilarious call from Ben Stein in California yesterday for Arnold. He asked a question, then said "anyone? anyone?"
Nobody calls me, and I'm listed.
I pity the first librat that does, though. I'll get a chance to tell them about my bumperstickers.
This is part of the Repub response.....the Dems do this themselves, apparently:
"In Fact, with respect to telephone disclaimers, we have simply copied what you own national committee does. I have a recording of a pre-recorded phone message from DNC counsel Joe Sandler which contains the same sorts of disclaimers (including placement) as NRCC calls. Maybe you ought to send a letter to the DNC as well?"
Dems are such liars.
This seems to be a big deal for the Duckworth-Roskam race.
Does anybody have any latest polling data on that race in Illinois?
It was looking really bad for Roskam for awhile, with Duckworth ahead 10 points or more after other polls showing Roskam ahead.
Let the Democrats talk all they want to you; ask them questions. Pretend you're interested. All that time spent with you is less time trying to brainwash someone else. :)
No kidding. I hung up on at least a half-dozen automated political calls just yesterday.
I had an e-mail from the GOP about an hour ago telling me where I vote and giving the directions. Of course, I have voted there for 33 years and it is about two minutes from my home.
I suppose they are so smart these days that they know how forgetful I am. Either that, or they are military.
I had a few choice words for the Clinton recording today. Too bad he couldn't hear me!
The Dems need to cease and desist the disgusting commercial I just saw, featuring Iraq veterans blaming the world's ills on Iraq, and finished with Weasely Clark at his crazy-eyed best saying there were more terrorists because of Iraq.
Stop Illegal Robocalling!: Democrats Send Cease and Desist Letter to Republicans
November 06, 2006 6:07 PM
ABC News' Ellen Davis Reports: Bob Bauer, General Counsel for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sent a cease and desist letter to Don McGahn, General Counsel of the National Republican Campaign Committee requesting a stop to what he alleges is an illegal form of random calling of voter's residences using recorded political messages, often known as 'Robo-calling'.
The letter states: "The NRCC calls do no identify at the outset, and as required, that they are sponsored by the NRCC. These calls do no contain a telephone number. This failure to comply with the law denies callers effective sponsorship information. Without the benefit of a number, they are also unable to request that they not be called again. And we have received reports that individuals have been contacted multiple times by your prerecorded calls, despite their continued refusal to accept the calls."
Don McGahn, Council for the Republicans responded in this letter: "Thank you for your press release. Per your request, this is to let you know that there is no need for the NRCC to, in your words, bring its actitivities into compliance with Federal law, because NRCC acitivities are already in compliance with Federal Law.
In Fact, with respect to telephone disclaimers, we have simply copied what you own national committee does. I have a recording of a pre-recorded phone message from DNC counsel Joe Sandler which contains the same sorts of disclaimers (including placement) as NRCC calls. Maybe you ought to send a letter to the DNC as well?"
When asked about the letter, NRCC communications director Carl Forti said "we comply with all federal laws and regulations regarding political phone calls."
NRCC Communicatiosn director Carl Forti, in a separate conversation with ABC News's David Chalian, he said that they have made no phone calls past 8 PM, which suggests he realizes that would constitute a violation.
Click Here to Read Actual Democratic Cease and Desist Letter
Out-FReeping-standing. I recommend this for post of the day.
Desperate last ditch play Dems.
I just watched it, too. They showed a young guy with an amputated arm. Pretty low.
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