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Wis. lawmaker wants to end political robocalls

Published On: Dec 02 2012 03:25:41 AM CST
GREEN BAY, Wis. -

Remember all those annoying robocalls during election season? So does one Green Bay lawmaker, who wants the calls banned.

Democratic state Sen. Dave Hansen said he's drafting legislation to ban political robocalls in Wisconsin. He said he wants to end nuisance calls that he said don't even make a difference in changing voters' minds.

A Green Bay Press-Gazette report said 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.

Michael Kraft teaches political science at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He said he's not sure a ban would ever work, in part because campaign strategists seem to believe robocalls are effective.

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