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Robocalls result in Arkansas Senate phone jam

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 21, 2014 at 6:51 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK — Phone lines at the Arkansas Senate were jammed for several days because of a glitch in a computer-dialed political message.

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families hired Eton Inc. to make between 1,000 and 1,500 computer-dialed calls per day, with a recorded message about the private insurance option that's pending before the legislature.

The caller ID on the calls showed up as the Arkansas Senate and gave the chamber's main phone number. The problem began last week and lasted through Wednesday.

Little Rock television station KATV reports many people missed the calls and dialed the Senate to find out what they missed.

Senate director Ann Cornwell says the volume of calls was overwhelming.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... February 21, 2014 at 7:36 a.m.

This is funny.

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FarmBoy says... February 21, 2014 at 10:17 a.m.

I thought the do not call list would help you not to get those calls but it does not work. I think the robo calls should not be allowed here. Probably 95% if the calls to my house are tellamarketer calls and I have a do not call number. Like most goverment projects it does not work or they won't inforce it. Maybe if the robo caller would call the personal phones of the Senators they may check into it.

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