Good Riddance to Robo-Calls
The polls have closed, and I’m extremely grateful that voting day is over. That should give my telephone a rest.
When, how and why did the “robo-call” become so popular? I failed to count the number of calls supporting every candidate on any party ballot. In addition, of course, those callers for and against Amendment One, even on Election Day, at breakfast time and then a half-hour before the polls closed, called to be certain I had voted. I wondered at that point if exit polls indicated something unfavorable to someone.
Does research indicate that these invasive calls are effective? If so, I beg to differ. Maybe I’m the “outlier” with regard to statistics, but the concept is a definite negative to me. Am I supposed to feel important that I received calls from Bill Clinton and Franklin Graham?
The election process is vital to the democratic process, and citizens are grateful for the privilege. I would propose that voters be allowed to examine the facts and make decisions without the incessant ringing of the phone.
Seven Lakes West
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