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Lawmaker wants to ban political 'robocalls'

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Wisconsin state Senator Dave Hansen says he got eight or nine 'robocalls' per day during the last election.

The Green Bay Democrat says he wants those calls permanently banned, calling them a nuisance and a waste of time. Hansen says he has heard similar complaints from many of his constituents.

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The automatic calls are recorded political solicitations placed through a computer that dials a list of phone numbers. Having a phone number on the state Do Not Call list doesn't prevent the unwanted contacts.

It's been suggested banning the calls could be the same as limiting free speech. Hansen says a court could deal with those types of challenges.

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