BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Political text messages spiked in the month of September, and experts say to expect even more this month.
Robokiller, the company that makes robocall blocking software, counted 1.1 billion political texts last month. That's in addition to 68-million election-related robocalls. It's significantly more than in August. Republicans have sent almost double the number of text messages as Democrats.
Research shows that text messages have an open rate as high as 98%, making it a prime method of choice to contact voters. By comparison, email has an open rate of just 20%.
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