I got a call today from 855 area code. Here's the conversation:
Her: "Hello, I'm calling to make sure you vote for [Candidate] in District
Me: "Hold on, is [Candidate] a Democrat or a Republican?
Her: "I don't know. The script doesn't say..."
In general, that's true. Except, of course, for the top of the ballot. Even
then, one votes for a slate of electors - you can't pick and choose between
them - even if you knew who they were.
Moving on to the "down-ballot" races, while it is possible to pick
individuals, it's still amazing to me why anyone would, you know, actually
WANT to do so (except, maybe, FOR a relative or AGAINST someone who's
probably of Lithuanian descent or has an otherwise ethnic name - like Sean).
I was at a friend's nearby and a woman called, and I told her the my
friend was out (he was in the bathroom). But she started asking
questions anyhow. The 2nd or 3rd question was,
Do you support Tommy Thompson or Patty Baldwin?
Me: Those people are in Wisconsin and you called a number in
Her: Do you support or not support Scott Walker.
And 2 or 3 more questions, which I answered and guess she tabulated,
even though I live 700 miles away.
4 or 5 years ago I started getting recorded calls from an elementary
school on the far east side of town, even though I live on the west
side. The first year it was only one call at the start of the school
year and one at the end. The second year it was 3 or 4 total.
The next year the calls were from a middle school much closer to my
house but still too far to be the one my kid would go to. They've
called for 3 years about once a week now for something or other.
And yesterday I got a call urging me to vote for 3 county school board
candidates, even though it's the NEXT county.
And I have no kids.
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