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is a pejorative term used to describe a certain type of voter suppression
. It refers to episodes where partisan political operatives try to reduce voter turn-out from the other side of the political aisle by utilizing techniques designed to interfere with the ability of those likely to vote against them to make the phone calls they would otherwise be making to get their voters to the polls and run an efficient and normal voter turn-out operation on election day.
A famous example of illegal phone jamming involves the New Hampshire Senate race in 2002.
This case led to federal indictments; four men have been convicted or have pled guilty to federal crimes for their involvement, while there are ongoing appeals.