WASHINGTON (AP) – A New Hampshire congressman says he will keep pressing for a “full airing” of how a plot unfolded to jam Democratic phone lines in New Hampshire on Election Day 2002.

Democratic Rep. Paul Hodes was responding Wednesday to news that the federal government had ended its prosecution of a former Republican political organizer.

James Tobin of Bangor, Maine, had been accused of making false statements to FBI agents. The case against him concluded last week with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston dismissing an appeal by prosecutors.

Tobin had already been cleared of taking part in a plot to arrange more than 800 hang-up calls that jammed get-out-the-vote lines.

The government later charged him with lying to investigators.

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