3 a.m. campaign robocall angers voters

Supporters of Amendment 2 got complaints for a robocall early Sunday.

Political groups often send out recorded campaign calls to thousands of voters at a time, but a mistake by one group has some people seeing red. 
 
"We've got two girls at FSU, you get a call at 3:30 in the morning from the town in which your kids are going to school... you don't know what it could be,"  said John Faith about an uninvited wake up call early Sunday morning for many people across the Bay area.
   
Hundreds took to social media to complain and the campaign that sent that call is apologizing.
 
John and Jennie Faith are counting down to election day. "Thankfully we've got 8 days to go until this is all over."  And they are ready for the phone to stop ringing with robocalls. "I really don't understand how folks still think that that might be an effective way of trying to campaign for a particular point or candidate," said John.
 
After getting that inconvenient phone call from Vote "No on 2", many people must have looked at the caller ID and called back to complain because when they did, they heard this message. "The problem has since been fixed and our recorded call program has since been terminated."
 
When I contacted the people behind "No on 2", they sent me an official statement similar to the recording saying in part: "It was not our intention to have those calls made at that hour."  
 
Jennie did post on the "No on 2" Facebook page to complain, and they are still deciding whether to file a formal complaint, but we wanted to know if a mistake like this changed her vote?  "Maybe if I were sitting on the fence about it it might have changed my vote, but we were square in the 'we're voting yes for it.'"
 
Meantime, with their daughters safe and sound, John and Jennie hope to rest easy now without unwanted phone calls.
 
By the way, Vote "No on 2" says those calls should have started going out at 3 p.m. on Sunday, not 3 a.m..


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