(McCain Campaign Headquarters) Ucs News-- The source of millions of campaign Robo calls was discovered today. After public cries for the McCain campaign to halt the misleading and dishonest calls battle droid R2D2 admitted that he made the calls. Speaking with the aid of a C3PO unit the precocious little droid admitted remorse and confirmed the calls have stopped.
Following the third and final debate the McCain campaign unleashed a torrent inflammatory automated "robo" calls. Designed to alarm voters about Barack Obama's past association with former radical Bill Ayers. The calls from the droid R2D2 may have been violating state laws in the process.
The call begins: "Hello. I'm calling for John McCain and the RNC," the calls continue "need to know that Barack Obama has worked closely with domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers, whose organization bombed the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon, a judge's home, and killed Americans."
More remarkable than the message (coming after a presidential debate in which John McCain said he didn't care about a "washed up terrorist") is the reach of the robo calling campaign itself. According to reports the calls reached Ohio, Colorado, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Missouri, North Carolina, Florida, Texas, West Virginia, Maine, New Hampshire, Indiana, Delaware, Illinois, Georgia and even Canada.
Many voters in Minnesota also reported receiving the calls from R2D2, which could be a violation of that state's laws. Explains Shaun Dakin, CEO & Founder of the National Political Do Not Contact Registry:
"Most robocalls are supposed to have two things, "paid for by X" and a phone number of the group making the call. Most do that. Now, that being said, there are some states that have their own robo call laws and they are much stricter. Minnesota pretty much bans robo calls entirely unless they are introduced by a human voice. And that pretty much never happens because it defeats the point."
According to sources inside the McCain organization the droid was leased from Luke Skywalker for the final 6 weeks of the campaign to "aid in systems integration and internal campaign communications not to perform the massive robo calling operations."
Shaun Dakin confirmed, "R2D2 will be investigated for these robo calls, I don't care if he is the personal property of a Jedi."