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“This represents a new low for the Souder campaign. The phones in Voter Registration are paid for with taxpayer dollars and are not to be used for political campaign purposes,” said Knuth.
“The Voter Registration office worker had to put a live caller on hold to answer the second line, then was unable to get the ‘recording’ to stop. That call could well have prevented a legitimate voter from being assisted in a timely manner. Mark Souder’s increasingly negative, misinformation filled, dirty trick style campaign is a disservice to the taxpayers of this county. I am calling on Mark Souder to stop this madness and to inform his overlords that they must cease and desist,” said Knuth.
Knuth noted that he has received numerous complaints about the calls over the past few days.
The robotized telemarketer making the calls indicated that they are paid for by the National Republican Congressional Committee. A search of the real-time Federal Election Committee database monitoring independent expenditures shows that no filing has been received on this activity. The calls began early in the week.
According to FEC law, within 20 days of an election, independent expenditures must be reported “on the day following the date on which a communication is publicly distributed or otherwise publicly disseminated” if it is in aggregate of $1,000 or more.
Knuth also observed that he has received a sizable volume of anecdotal evidence that many of these calls are targeted to traditional Democratic Primary voters.
“Targeting Democratic Primary voters is nothing short of voter harassment,” Knuth added “A campaign should be waged on the issues, records and character of the candidates. Mark Souder and his
Editor's note: Mr.Knuth states that HE also recieved one of these calls at home today. These guys must REALLY be desperate for votes!