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McGrath: Computer-Generated Campaign Calls Illegal

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath said Thursday that his office has received a number of complaints about computer-generated phone calls related to initiatives and legislative races.

“I’d like to remind people that Montana law specifically prohibits using automated phone systems and recorded messages for any use related to a political campaign,” McGrath said.

People who believe this law has been broken in their community should contact their local law enforcement officials, he said.

Criminal violations of Section 45-8-216 of the Montana Code Annotated are subject to a fine of up to $2,500.

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