"A controversial Virginia marketing and polling firm appears to have used a legal loophole to bombard scores of Americans with unsolicited text messages berating President Barack Obama less than a week before Election Day. More than a dozen different messages landed on the screens of phone users late on Tuesday, originating from mysterious websites instead of phone numbers. They attacked Obama and Democrats on a variety of issues such as abortion, foreign policy, same-sex marriage and taxation.
The domain names of those websites had been registered with GoDaddy.com through a firm that masks original owners.
On Wednesday, Reuters compiled a list of at least nine websites gathered from reporters who received the political text messages. A review of websites that track domain name registrations revealed that three of the nine websites that sent the messages were registered by Jason Flanary. Those sites had been suspended for spam and abuse.
An email for Jason Flanary indicated he works for ccAdvertising, a division of FreeEats.com Inc. Neither Flanary or the firm returned requests for comment.
CcAdvertising's website says: "All ccAdvertising services are compliant with all Do Not Call regulations and exceptions." [More]
Wow! Honestly, I have to give it to these guys; they sure know how to work the system. I know that the dems say that they have a great ground game in place, but how can they compete with guys like this? (Did you know that one of Mitt's sons owns a stake in some of our voting machines?) I think that we have moved way beyond just knocking on doors and getting folks out to vote in America. It is game on out here, folks.
Finally, in keeping with the they will do anything to win, theme, it seems that there has been some shenanigans going on down in Florida.
"Missing absentee ballots and long lines for early voting sites have left many South Floridians unable to participate in this year’s elections.
Over in Miami Gardens, former Florida governor, Charlie Crist, made an appearance, asking Governor Rick Scott to extend early voting hours for all the state’s counties. But Scott, who authorized a law limiting voting days to 8 from 14 last year, is unlikely to listen. Scott also cut early voting the Sunday before Election Day. Seeing as how that day has traditionally been when African-Americans churchgoers drive to the polls in droves, many viewed the law as a way to disenfranchise blacks from voting." [Source]
And it's not even November 6th yet.