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Voters: Political Robocalls Won’t Stop

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CHICAGO (CBS) — A local man says he turned his phone off Monday, after literally getting political robocalls every couple minutes.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, many others tell similar stories. Some people have said the sheer volume of calls is astonishing and annoying.

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“It shows a lack of consideration on the part of the candidates,” said John Evans of Chicago.

And the content of the robocalls is sometimes vicious. In one frequently-quoted example, an robocall in favor of Rick Santorum call says in part: “(Mitt) Romney supports open homosexuality in the military, the appointment of homosexual judges, and the ENDA law, making it illegal to fire a man who wears a dress and high heels to work, even if he’s your kid’s teacher.”

When it comes to the volume of calls, Evans says he has about had it. He voted on the second day of Early Voting, and doesn’t understand why the calls have continued.

“It was after I voted that I got bombarded with these calls, which makes absolutely no sense at all,” Evans said.

Evans is looking for a solution.

“What kind of way is there to get these robocalls to stop, and number two, what kind of recourse do I have if robocalls continue?” Evans said.

Unfortunately, the answer is not what Evans wants to hear. Political calls are exempt from the Do-Not-Call List.

There is a political do-not-call list compiled by StopPoliticalCalls.org, but it does not have the force of law.

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