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  •  ayuh, I love New Hampshuh, (5+ / 0-)

    and I am so glad that this piddly little story of rat-finking

    Prosecutors allege that 'GOP Marketplace' "was paid to make repeated hang-up phone calls to overwhelm the phone banks in New Hampshire and prevent them from getting Democratic voters to the polls" on Election Day, November 5, 2002. Six phone lines that were being run by Democratic "coordinated campaign offices," as well as phones in the offices of the Manchester firefighters union -- which was also doing a get-out-the-vote campaign that morning -- were jammed by 800 computer-generated hang up calls that tied up the lines for 1 1/2 hours. [3] Voters' rights were violated as the "computer-generated calls went to lines set up for voters who needed rides to the polls in Manchester, Nashua, Rochester and Claremont." The calls were "stopped after then-Republican State Committee Chairman John Dowd ordered a halt because of concerns about their legality." [5]

    is getting the attention it deserves. Kinda ironic that the white house is involved because of too many phone calls that were allowed to get through...

    ...learn something new every day...

    by nhwriter on Mon Apr 10, 2006 at 07:33:21 PM PDT

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