Rival strategist admits to being behind fake Biden robocall discouraging citizens from voting

A former consultant for Rep. Dean Phillips’s (D-MN) 2024 campaign revealed himself to be behind a controversial robocall that used an impersonation of President Joe Biden to discourage New Hampshire Democrats from voting for the incumbent in the state’s primary.

Steve Kramer, who was hired to help with ballot access in New York and Pennsylvania, confirmed to NBC News that he sent automated calls to 5,000 likely Democratic voters in New Hampshire two days before primary there. Kramer was able to recreate Biden’s voice using artificial intelligence with the help of a magician named Paul Carpenter.

“With a mere $500 investment, anyone could replicate my intentional call,” Kramer told the outlet. “Immediate action is needed across all regulatory bodies and platforms.”

The campaign confirmed
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