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By Paul Losch

Enjoy Your Pre-Primary Weekend and Monday

Uploaded: Jun 5, 2010

I have lost count of the number of canned pre-recorded phone calls I have gotten in the last few days around next Tuesday's California Primary Election.

I have stopped answering the phone when I am home and delete the messages without listening to them once I know it is from someone or some entity wanting my vote next week. It is excessive, to put it mildly. Candiates, propositions, makes no difference, it just pisses me off.

I may not be alone, and perhaps there are people who appreciate getting these types of phone calls. In my case, they have no bearing on how I vote, which really is the key question--how effective are these pre-recorded phone campaigns in persuading voters' choices?

And there also are the mailings. Keeps the paper and printing industries in business, not clear how informative they have been.

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