The most irritating parts of an election are the ridiculous negative television advertisements and the barrage of unwanted political phone calls.

Yes, they do influence my voting decision, but not necessarily in the way the caller might intend.

More than one call regarding the same candidate or issue in the same day is common, and sometimes day after day.

Being on the national do-not-call list doesn’t matter because political calls are exempt.

Why is that?

Oh, yes, the politicians make the laws.

I rest my case.

Rivers Daigle

retired computer systems analyst/programmer

Baton Rouge