So now we can return to reasonable normalcy ... at least as far as our telephone is concerned.
Over the last two weeks — leading up to the South Carolina Republican primary — my home phone was taken over by political recordings, polls, so-called “voter alerts,” and get-out-the-vote messages from the candidates and their supporters. There were times five minutes after one call ended the phone rang again and then five minutes later another call.
Do the candidates know how irritating these repeated robocalls are? There should be a law prohibiting such calls. Wait a minute, there was a South Carolina law prohibiting most types of unsolicited consumer and political robocalls. Unfortunately, in 2012 a U.S. district court judge ruled that South Carolina’s anti-robocall statute was unconstitutional.
The legislature should reconsider this issue and write a law that can be enforced. It would certainly have my vote.
Hilton Head Island