“Obama denies protection to babies who survive abortions. Obama is just wrong,” read one message sent to a number with a 202 area code from firstname.lastname@example.org. “Stop Obama from forcing gay marriage on the states. Your vote is your voice,” read another to a 202 number from email@example.com.
Joseph is listed as the owner of the domain names gopett.com; aicett.com; textett.com; informedett.com and obamaliesett.com. Flanary, the former vice president of Government Relations for the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, is listed as the owner of votersett.com and gopmessager.com.
Clarification: Oct. 31, 2012
An earlier version of this story misstated Jason Flanary's current position with the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce. He serves on its board but is no longer employed there.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.