North Dakota Attorney General Challenges Advocacy GroupNorth Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is challenging an advocacy group's claim that it should be able to make pre-recorded phone calls in the state.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota Attorney General Wayne
Stenehjem is challenging an advocacy group's claim that it should
be able to make pre-recorded phone calls in the state.
North Dakota law bans "robo-calls" unless they are introduced
by a live operator. A group called American Future Fund Political
Action is asking the Federal Election Commission to override the
The group supports conservative political causes. It contends
that federal election campaign law allows the pre-recorded calls,
and that federal law on telemarketing should trump North Dakota's
The American Future Fund asked the Federal Election Commission
for an advisory opinion last month. Stenehjem filed a response this
week to support North Dakota's law against robo-calls.
The attorney general says North Dakotans are already sick of
political advertising, and the election is a year away. He says the
law helps protect North Dakotans from being bombarded by political