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Sunday, November 05, 2006

GOP Robo Calls represent an attempt to steal this election with dirty tricks

Josh Marshall reports that right at the tail end of a hard-fought campaign, thousands of voters are receiving repeated harassing phone calls purporting to be from the Democratic candidate. Some Democrats are fighting back directly. Chris Murphy in Connecticut has released this press release.

The reality is that these calls are coming from the Republican National Congressional Committee which is breaking the law both in misleading voters to think these calls are coming from Democrats and in having their machines call back repeatedly even after the receiving party has hung up. Further, they are calling folks listed on the national do not call registry.

This robo-call operation is a dirty trick. The GOP, having run out of ideas, is using it in an attempt to sabotage this election.

I will cover this story as news comes up through election day.

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