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August 1, 2014

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Company fired after thousands of Nevadans get 1 a.m. campaign call

This is one way for your campaign's message to be heard: The voice of former U.S. Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor woke up thousands of Nevada voters with an automated campaign phone call at 1 a.m. today.

The campaign pushing ballot question 1, regarding appointing rather than electing judges, apologized for the phone calls and blamed it on a vendor error.

“The company that was hired by Nevadans for Qualified Judges to execute the phone calls, Stones’ Phones Inc. in Rancho Mirage, CA, mis-programmed the time of day for the calls," according to a statement from the campaign. The company has been fired by the campaign PAC. It will make another round of automated phone calls today apologizing for the mistake, presumably not in the wee hours.

Question 1 on the ballot would change how Nevada picks its judges. Instead of electing judges, the governor would appoint judges from a list a committee chooses. The judge would then stand for a retention vote.

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