In a blunder only a true idiot could make, the Ken Miller campaign robo-called the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices office yesterday. Automated, or “robo” calls are illegal under Montana law. When confronted about the calls, Miller said he thought that former Attorney General Mike McGrath had declared the law “unenforceable”. Hmm. I suppose I would consider Montana’s law prohibiting homosexuality unenforceable considering it has been held unconstitutional, but I’m pretty sure when your campaign is stupid enough to call the COPP, which is already investigating a complaint alleging rampant campaign finance fraud in the Miller campaign, that you deserve to be prosecuted. In reality, McGrath did not declare the law unenforceable anyway, in 2004, he issued a press release reminding campaigns that such activity was illegal. Commissioner Murry has referred the case to the Lewis & Clark County Attorney Leo Gallagher. Although robo call cases have not be prosecuted in the past, Gallagher did not rule out the possibility. Most likely, the Miller campaign will be sent a letter warning that such campaign activity is illegal.
Earlier this week, Ken Miller asked that the campaign finance fraud complaint alleged by a former campaign employee be dismissed because he believed the uncertainty could cloud early voting. The political practices office declined to dismiss the complaint and says the investigation will continue.
Call Ken Miller’s cell phone number (406) 670-8318 and ask him why he believes he is above the law. Then ask yourself if someone this dull is suited to serve as Governor of our great state.
- Commissioner won’t dismiss Miller campaign complaint (billingsgazette.com)
- GOP Consultant on TrialIn ‘Robo-Call’ Fraud Case (foxnews.com)
- 3 Republicans seeking governor’s office air TV ads (billingsgazette.com)