Marnee Banks and John Adams are reporting that Ken Miller is the latest Montana candidate illegally using robocalls to get a message out to voters the same week that absentee ballots are being sent out. Unlike the targeted approach used by Attorney General candidate Pam Bucy, however, Miller seems to be blanketing the state, with over 100,000 calls going out already.
Miller’s list for the calls seems suspect. A number of friends who seem quite unlikely to vote for a “TEA Party-endorsed candidate” received the call today. In fact, I received the call at 10:03 a.m.
The best part of the message is that Miller takes the idea of robocalls to entirely new robotic level. Listen for yourself; the passion and fire are evocative of HAL 9000 on a heavy dose of barbiturates.