Upstate voters are sick of the political robo-calls - FOX Carolina 21

Upstate voters are sick of the political robo-calls

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

As it comes down to the wire in South Carolina, GOP candidates are doing all they can to sway your votes before the primary Saturday.

But to many, the ads and phone calls couldn't be more of a turn-off.

Candidates have been getting personal, or at least, if you have a home phone, clogging many of your personal voicemail inboxes.

We've had many calls and Facebook posts from viewers who are fed up with the political robo-calls. Some people said they've gotten as many as 10 in a day. Others said they've even added their numbers to the no-call registries, and they still get the calls.

Most of the calls come from local businessmen or constituents who have chosen to vote for a candidate, and they're asking you to follow their lead. Many folks said they usually don't answer the calls, but either way, the calls wouldn't affect who they're planing to vote for.

"Telemarketers in general are annoying," said Ken Gamble. "So when you add another layer of telemarketers, to the already layer that you've got, it becomes more annoying. I'd rather get something in the mail that I can read."

Based on past legislative voting records, it seems politicians don't seem to care if their calls are annoying.

There has been legislation up for debate about this, at least for the last three years. The House and Senate proposed bills to block political robocalling in 2008. Representatives from the House tried again in 2010, and senators attempted to regulate them in 2009 and 2011. All of those bills died when the legislative sessions ended.

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