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DEMO SEND CEASE-AND-DESIST LETTER TO REPUBLICANS OVER AUTOMATED PHONE CALLS TO VOTERS- GOP Reply #95
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Posted on 11/06/2006 2:44:01 PM PST by excludethis

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To: rockthecasbah

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.


51 posted on 11/06/2006 3:04:01 PM PST by dogbyte12
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To: excludethis

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?


52 posted on 11/06/2006 3:04:12 PM PST by MNJohnnie (The Democrat Party: Hard on Taxpayers, Soft on Terrorism!)
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To: excludethis

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.


53 posted on 11/06/2006 3:04:48 PM PST by Iowa Granny (People who live in glass houses should always undress in the dark)
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To: excludethis

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!


54 posted on 11/06/2006 3:05:12 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Republican, atheist, pro-life)
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To: popdonnelly
I think they're specifically complaining about these calls. Ones that start out sounding like they're from Democrat candidates and call six times a day, so that if you just keep hanging up and getting angry you never hear the bit at the end about it being a GOP call. After reading about this I listened to the next call I got all the way through, and it's exactly what they described. I can't say whether Democrats are doing the same thing or not, but either way we shouldn't be. It's frankly despicable.
55 posted on 11/06/2006 3:05:48 PM PST by Syllojism
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To: Big E

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.


56 posted on 11/06/2006 3:05:56 PM PST by California Patriot ("That's not Charlie the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: BipolarBob
I personally hate automated phone calls. I call for a cease-fire on both sides and we will all be happy.

Agreed!

I had at least a dozen calls yesterday, from early in the morning to almost 9pm. Some were different messages for the same candidate. This is so annoying. I wish there was a call list I could get on saying I already voted, don't call me!
57 posted on 11/06/2006 3:06:55 PM PST by rottndog (WOOF!!!)
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To: BipolarBob

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...


58 posted on 11/06/2006 3:06:56 PM PST by MonicaG (Mathew 6:25-33)
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To: excludethis
???????????

I don't get it.

I'm getting an equal number of those obnoxious calls from both sides.

59 posted on 11/06/2006 3:07:25 PM PST by MozartLover ( My son, my soldier, my hero...is coming home.............soon!!!)
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To: Ingtar

"The only one I answered just had a live girl reminding me to vote. Mentioned nothing else."



Rove is so smart that he knows how you will vote *if you voted*, so he knows all he has to do is remind you to vote. He changes his voice to sound like a girl to make it even more effective. : )

All kidding aside, it is very intelligent to remind known Republicans to vote without sounding like you're selling a candidate; save the candidate-pushing for independents who actually need to be convinced to vote for the Republican.


60 posted on 11/06/2006 3:07:38 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/)
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To: excludethis

I "talked" to John McCain, Laura Bush, and Tommy Thompson, neither of which replied to my questions.


61 posted on 11/06/2006 3:07:54 PM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: excludethis

Liberals are out digging up dead bodies to vote. How about a cease and desist against Democrats in grave yards and in dementia units.


62 posted on 11/06/2006 3:08:21 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: UB355

lol, all three of them called me today too.:)


63 posted on 11/06/2006 3:08:27 PM PST by MozartLover ( My son, my soldier, my hero...is coming home.............soon!!!)
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To: excludethis
I vote for no one who autodials me.
64 posted on 11/06/2006 3:08:28 PM PST by elfman2 (An army of amateurs doing the media's job.)
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To: excludethis

Would somebody send a CEASE-AND-DESIST LETTER to my Democommie Congressman Visclosky!


65 posted on 11/06/2006 3:08:52 PM PST by Dan Walsh
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To: Cicero

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.


66 posted on 11/06/2006 3:08:57 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: rottndog

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.


67 posted on 11/06/2006 3:09:26 PM PST by dogbyte12
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To: excludethis
I'm a little more than sick and tired of three-five calls a day from either Chattanooga Chaffee's Washington DC pals or Harold Ford and friends. I'll be glad when tomorrow night gets here and it finally ceases. Run all the TV adds they want but calling my phone nightly is invading my peace and I pay for my usage. When they pay my phone bill I'll reconsider my position. In the mean time it is very much out of hand.

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.

68 posted on 11/06/2006 3:09:29 PM PST by cva66snipe (If it was wrong for Clinton why do some support it for Bush? Party over nation destroys the nation.)
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To: excludethis

Did they ask all our candidates to concede too?


69 posted on 11/06/2006 3:09:36 PM PST by ShandaLear (Perfect People Need Support, too.)
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To: excludethis

Dems: I see your "cease and desist" and I raise you a "kiss and my butt".


70 posted on 11/06/2006 3:10:07 PM PST by Doohickey (I am not unappeasable. YOU are just too easily appeased.)
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To: excludethis

I'm confused as to why. Is the GOP calling dem voters telling them that their day to vote is November 8th?


71 posted on 11/06/2006 3:10:28 PM PST by Theresawithanh (Every time I hear the word "exercise", I wash my mouth out with chocolate.)
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To: BipolarBob

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.


72 posted on 11/06/2006 3:10:59 PM PST by Halls (Nothing is final until it is final! Vote Republican this election day!)
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To: California Patriot

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.


73 posted on 11/06/2006 3:10:59 PM PST by Big E
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To: Ingtar

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.


74 posted on 11/06/2006 3:11:02 PM PST by toldyou
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To: apillar

Did you mean that dems vote Wednesday?


75 posted on 11/06/2006 3:12:00 PM PST by billhilly
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To: excludethis

Bill Clinton called me today!!


76 posted on 11/06/2006 3:12:10 PM PST by JoeSixPack1 ( Press "2" to disconnect until you have learned to speak English)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

"Cease and desist, my @ss."

Tell 'em to eat a worm.


77 posted on 11/06/2006 3:13:25 PM PST by billhilly
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To: excludethis

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.


78 posted on 11/06/2006 3:14:53 PM PST by Edit35
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To: toldyou

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.


79 posted on 11/06/2006 3:17:14 PM PST by BonnieJ
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To: RedRover
EEEEUUUUUU!!!!!! I got a Clinton call too! Now my whole house no longer feels clean.

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.)


80 posted on 11/06/2006 3:20:55 PM PST by waimea.man
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To: BonnieJ

This link to a video of President Bush today is the best ever. He is on fire.

http://www.4029tv.com/video/10140231/detail.html


81 posted on 11/06/2006 3:21:47 PM PST by billhilly
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To: BonnieJ

I'm jealous that you heard from Laura and W. I didn't. :(


82 posted on 11/06/2006 3:22:12 PM PST by toldyou
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To: MojoWire

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.


83 posted on 11/06/2006 3:23:09 PM PST by GiveEmDubya
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To: appleharvey

"and I'm a registered Libertarian."

So is Laura Bush. ;^D


84 posted on 11/06/2006 3:23:36 PM PST by billhilly
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To: excludethis

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.


85 posted on 11/06/2006 3:24:00 PM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: excludethis

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.


86 posted on 11/06/2006 3:24:23 PM PST by Revel
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To: toldyou
I'm jealous that you heard from Laura and W. I didn't. :(

I got a hilarious call from Ben Stein in California yesterday for Arnold. He asked a question, then said "anyone? anyone?"

87 posted on 11/06/2006 3:24:46 PM PST by waimea.man
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To: excludethis

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.


88 posted on 11/06/2006 3:24:47 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: dirtboy; All

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.

Anything new?


89 posted on 11/06/2006 3:25:39 PM PST by rwfromkansas (http://xanga.com/rwfromkansas)
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To: Gaffer

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. :)


90 posted on 11/06/2006 3:26:28 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: dirtboy

No kidding. I hung up on at least a half-dozen automated political calls just yesterday.


91 posted on 11/06/2006 3:26:32 PM PST by DigitalVideoDude (It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Revel

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.


92 posted on 11/06/2006 3:27:41 PM PST by billhilly
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To: RandallFlagg

I had a few choice words for the Clinton recording today. Too bad he couldn't hear me!


93 posted on 11/06/2006 3:28:08 PM PST by toldyou
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To: excludethis

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.


94 posted on 11/06/2006 3:28:40 PM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: billhilly

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

http://abcnews.go.com/images/Politics/NRCC%20ceasedesist.pdf


95 posted on 11/06/2006 3:28:53 PM PST by excludethis
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To: waimea.man

LOL!


96 posted on 11/06/2006 3:29:06 PM PST by toldyou
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To: big'ol_freeper; Lazamataz

Out-FReeping-standing. I recommend this for post of the day.


97 posted on 11/06/2006 3:29:12 PM PST by steveegg (Let's make the deeply-saddened Head KOmmie deeply soddened in Nov. - deny the 'RATs the election)
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To: excludethis

:snickers:

Desperate last ditch play Dems.


98 posted on 11/06/2006 3:31:27 PM PST by Soul Seeker (Kobach: Amnesty is going from an illegal to a legal position, without imposing the original penalty.)
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To: visualops

I just watched it, too. They showed a young guy with an amputated arm. Pretty low.


99 posted on 11/06/2006 3:31:40 PM PST by toldyou
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To: excludethis
I look at the caller ID. If I don't recognize the number, they will have to leave me a message on my answering machine. In the last week, I have received calls from Rasmussen, Joe Piscopo (telling me to vote for Tom Kean, Jr.) and others doing the same. On Sunday I got 4 calls in a period of about an hour to an hour and 15 mins. All from Republicans asking me to vote for Kean, Jr. All went through to my answering machine.
100 posted on 11/06/2006 3:33:28 PM PST by kevinm13 (The Main Stream Media is dead! Fox News Channel and Freerepublic Rocks!)
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