Turlock councilwoman sues to unmask robocaller

Posted on 02 Feb 2009 at 11:31am
By Associated Press

Jackson says someone imitated her in calls urging citizens to vote against Prop 8

TURLOCK, Calif. — A Turlock city councilwoman has filed a lawsuit to find out who was behind automated calls that impersonated her and urged voters to vote "no" on Proposition 8.

Councilwoman Mary Jackson alleges unfair business practices and seeks at least $10,000 in damages.

The voice on the robocall urged voters to support a community that supports everyone "irregardless of whom they choose to love." The calls went out two days before Election Day. The measure which outlawed gay marriage passed.

Attorney Dan Farr said the lawsuit allows him to subpoena records and take sworn testimony.

The message said the calls were "paid for by the Friends of Mary Jackson."

Jackson has not publicly said whether she supported or opposed the measure.

Information from: The Modesto Bee, http://www.modbee.com

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