Iowa voter protests robo-calls by not voting

Vince Coglianese Contributor
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If there’s one thing Iowans are looking forward to tonight, it might just be some peace and quiet.

Robo-calls — automated messages delivered to voters via phone — have run daily for weeks in Iowa, beginning at 9:00 in the morning and wrapping up at 9:00 each night.

At least one Iowan who spoke with KETV NewsWatch 7 is incensed.

“I’m going to say anywhere from six to ten phone calls a day,” claims Sharon Anderson, a Council Bluffs, Iowa resident, in an interview with the Omaha, Neb.-based television station. “I won’t even vote for them,” said Anderson. “Because of this.”

While Anderson sits this one out, a record number of Iowans are expected to show up at the state’s caucus events, with estimates as high as 25–30 percent turnout, according to KETV.

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