Attention, Telephone-Users! Were you aware that there is an Act to protect you? It is not an act of God, but close! It is an Act of the U.S. government! Watch and see how it is used to benefit the crab cake-snarfing people of Maryland…
Maryland's Attorney General filed a complaint in federal court this week alleging that the company and two individuals behind election day robocalls that told mostly Democratic voters to "relax" and not bother voting violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
The court filing by Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler also revealed that the phone calls, which began two hours before polls closed, went out to more than 100,000 Maryland residents, more than double the number originally reported.
Imagine that! A robot called a bunch of Marylanders to mess with their voting minds! This probably enraged John Waters, those dudes from The Wire, and whoever else actually lives in Maryland.
Anyway, TCPA charges $500 per violation, and the Maryland Attorney General alleges that 112,000 violations took place! That's like… that's… that's way higher than an honors math student at the average Baltimore public school can count. That robot is gonna have to sell its own parts to pay for this shit.
Tags: Maryland, Robots Are Dope!