Who is Lamont Williams?
Grant Gallicho April 30, 2008 - 4:18pm
Talking Points Memo reports on some very suspicious robocalls being made in North Carolina. In the calls, a man identifying himself as Lamont Williams delivers the following message:
In the next few days you will receive a voter registration packet in the mail. All you need to do is fill it out, sign it, date, and return your application. Then you will be able to vote and make your voice heard. Please return your registration form when it arrives.
Paul Kiel writes:
Democracy North Carolina, a government watchdog, cried foul, saying that the calls went out to "black neighborhoods" and was evidently a vote suppression tactic since the registration deadline for the presidential primary has already passed. The North Carolina state elections board got involved and asked for the public's help in determining the source of the calls, which apparently blocked caller ID from showing the number. You can listen to the call here (wav).Now Facing South reports that a Washington nonprofit called Women's Voices Women Vote is behind the calls.