I got a call from my mayor today. He wants my vote tomorrow. He only calls when he wants something. Isn’t that why I have a child?
During the current campaign I’ve gotten two calls from the mayor and another from a state rep on the mayor’s behalf.
I suspect my number was obtained from the local registrar. This is not the purpose for which I surrendered my number.
Here’s the real problem. These calls are against the law! They’re going to my cellphone.
From Wikipedia: [R]obocalls from or on behalf of political organizations are permitted under the FTC rules however they are prohibited by FCC rules that prohibit all robocalls (including charity and political calls) when made to cell phones and certain other numbers, without express consent or an emergency purpose.
For the nerdier it’s covered in 47 U.S.C. 227(b)(1).
I have voted in every election since I first became eligible and squandered my vote on George McGovern. I will vote tomorrow. I will not view this call favorably.
If you’re trying to win over voters why would you do something that so obviously pisses so many off?