Former Republican Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy Faces Lawsuit Over Alleged Illegal Robocalls During 2024 Campaign

Nashua, New Hampshire – Former Republican presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy is facing a lawsuit over alleged unauthorized robocalls made during his 2024 campaign. The lawsuit, filed in an Ohio court, claims that Ramaswamy or his campaign team used pre-recorded calls featuring his voice to contact potential voters without their consent.

According to the suit, the robocalls invited people to participate in a “teleforum town hall” and promised that they would be connected to the event if they stayed on the line or pressed one on their phone. Ramaswamy would then appear on the call to urge for votes, the suit alleges.

The plaintiff, Thomas Grant of New Hampshire, accuses Ramaswamy or his team of violating the Pre-recorded No Consent Class. Grant claims to have received multiple robocalls during Ramaswamy’s campaign without giving his prior consent. He is seeking damages of up to $1,500 for each violation.

Ramaswamy’s office has been contacted for a response to the allegations.

Robocalls have long been a controversial campaign tactic, often criticized for invading people’s privacy and overwhelming them with unsolicited messages. Laws and regulations exist to protect consumers from unwanted robocalls and to ensure compliance with consent requirements.

The outcome of this lawsuit could have implications for future political campaigns and their use of robocalls as a means of reaching voters. It may prompt campaigns to be more cautious about obtaining consent before using robocalls and to adhere to legal requirements to avoid potential litigation.

As the legal proceedings unfold, Ramaswamy’s reputation and his standing within the Republican Party may be at stake. The lawsuit could also serve as a cautionary tale for other political candidates, reminding them of the potential consequences of disregarding consent rules when deploying campaign tactics like robocalls.

This is a developing story, and updates will be provided as more information becomes available.