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Trump Campaign Dodges Claims of Sending Unsolicited Robotexts

Nov. 23, 2020, 9:44 PM

A Minnesota federal court dismissed claims that President Donald Trump’s campaign texted voters in violation of an anti-robocall law.

The dismissal comes after the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota earlier declined to let the campaign drop the lawsuit, which alleges violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Dan Pederson, Connor Olson, and Shell Wheeler sued Donald J. Trump for President Inc. in October 2019, alleging that they received automated texts from the campaign without their permission.

The campaign argued that the suit failed to show an autodialer sent the texts or that the recipients were harmed by...

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