robocalls http://iowapublicradio.org en Iowa laws make robocalls cheap, easy, anonymous and legal http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-laws-make-robocalls-cheap-easy-anonymous-and-legal <p>One of the drawbacks to living in the first-voting state is those automated phone messages known as &ldquo;robocalls&quot;, and it&rsquo;s not just pollsters and presidential contenders on the other line. Robocalls are now a staple of local elections too &ndash; and they&rsquo;re not always civil.&nbsp; Iowa&rsquo;s Attorney General is investigating one particularly nasty example from this month&rsquo;s special election. But as Iowa Public Radio&rsquo;s Kate Wells reports, robocall regulations are all too easy to subvert.</p> Tue, 22 Nov 2011 11:30:00 +0000 Kate Wells 2097 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa laws make robocalls cheap, easy, anonymous and legal