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SLO County DA identifies source of offensive robocall

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif. - The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's Office says they have identified the source of an offensive robocall sent out to registered voters earlier this week.

District Attorney Dan Dow identified Kevin P. Rice of Kern County as the source of the call. The DA's office says Rice contacted them and took full responsibility for the calls.

Rice is cooperating and was interviewed by investigators Friday morning, according to the DA's office.

The robocalls were sent out to multiple houses throughout the county; the topic being the race for San Luis Obispo County District 3 Supervisor, a contentious race between incumbent Adam Hill and his opponent, Stacy Korsgaden.

The call purports to be funded by the Ku Klux Klan and attempts to slander Stacy Korsgaden while attempting to frame Hill as sharing the ideals of the racist group.

According to the DA's office, Rice claims to have acted alone and without any contact with the either candidates in the District 3 Supervisor's race.

Rice could be charged with a misdemeanor for violating California's Political Reform Act, the DA says.

The investigation is ongoing and San Luis Obispo County is working with other law enforcement agencies.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation at 805-781-5800.

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