I once attended a workshop by a campaign consultant who said that telephoning voters in Las Vegas was counterproductive because the local workforce's strange work schedules made it likely that you'd wake up a sizable chunk of voters.
That advice came back to me at 9:15 the other night when one of those irritating campaign robocalls came in. I quickly hung up due to my latent robophobia and so lost the chance to learn which candidate was being touted, although I could tell it was one of our local worthies.
This election seems to have more robocalls than its predecessors. I wonder how effective a technique can be that (1) might disturb someone's sleep; (2) is answered by some people who had to leap over furniture to grab the phone; and (3) contains absolutely nothing of substance.