RoboGate: The Breathtaking Scope of a Criminal Act
These were the robo-calls made in 12 congressional districts, trying to tie the GOP rep or candidate to Rush Limbaugh, in a negative way, in case you wondered.
Coincidence? All were districts the Democrat Cong. Campaign Committee's list of competitive districts.
People familiar with what it takes to make such calls say it probably cost upwards of $500,000.
And it was illegal.
There are two critical things that make these calls illegal; 1. there was no valid 'call-back' number associated with the robocalls and, 2. the robocalls did not disclose who paid for them.
So the question for investigators, if there were any investigators, is, who has the kind of resources and know-how that it takes to pull this off?
There are very few political organizations who could afford to do that.