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We received an automated dinnertime phone call from a "Private Caller". It always takes a minute to figure out what a robocall is all about. This one indicated that the deadline for Washington voter registration was approaching and to be able to vote we need to "update" our address. We were to press "1" to hear more. I recognized that this was a voter suppression call and hung up. The idea, it seems to me, is to make a voter think something needed to be done in order to vote, and since some people aren't well informed about such processes, they would not vote. I know my registration is fine because I vote in every election. Of course, my questions are; Who is behind these calls?, Who is being targeted? And what do they hope to accomplish?
How can we raise awareness of such calls to mute their attempts to suppress voter turnout?
Jim Ebacher, Camas.
September 25, 2012 at 5:49 a.m.
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