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Wisconsin State Senator Drafts Legislation To Ban Political Robocalls In Future Elections

Monday, December 3rd, 2012 at 6:46 am

With political season in the rearview mirror, some legislators are now reflecting and proposing changes for the future. A Green Bay lawmaker remembers all of those annoying robocalls and wants such calls banned in Wisconsin’s future elections.

The Associated Press reports that Democratic state Sen. Dave Hansen is drafting legislation to ban political robocalls in Wisconsin. He says he wants to end nuisance calls that he says don’t even make a difference in changing voters’ minds.

A Green Bay Press-Gazette report says political robocalls aren’t restricted under state and national Do Not Call registries the way telemarketing calls are. So even if you request that your name be removed from a political call list, campaigns, aren’t required to comply.

Some experts say their not sure a ban would ever work, primarily because campaign strategists seem to believe robocalls are effective.

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