March 25, 2024

Preti Attorneys File Suit Against Al-Generated Robocalls in the 2024 NH Presidential Primary

Representing the League of Women Voters of New Hampshire, the League of Women Voters of the United States, and individual voters, Preti Flaherty, with co-counsel, filed a federal lawsuit against Steve Kramer, Lingo Telecom, LLC, and Life Corporation for voter intimidation, coercion, and deception ahead of the 2024 New Hampshire Presidential primary.

On the eve of the Presidential primary in NH, the defendants sent robocalls to NH voters with a "deepfake" simulated voice of President Joe Biden discouraging them from participating in the primary. The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan voting rights organization, is concerned that the damage created by these malicious, deceptive robocalls will be long-lasting and detrimental to the organization's efforts to encourage registration and voting.

"The use of artificial intelligence to discourage voters from participating in elections is an egregious action which must be stopped," said Celina Stewart, chief counsel at the League of Women Voters of the United States. "Voters deserve the ability to cast their ballots without second guessing the process."

Preti Flaherty attorneys are serving as local counsel, working with Akin Gump and Free Speech for People. The lawsuit asks the court to declare the defendants' actions in NH's primary as violating the Voting Rights Act and other state and federal consumer protection laws, requesting a permanent injunction from creating robocalls to voters in other primaries, preventing defendants from generating robocalls impersonating U.S. politicians, distributing spoofed texts and calls discouraging people from voting, or distributing any mass communications that urge people not to vote.

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