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Bogus Robocall Tells Floridians To Vote By Phone

Published: Mon 3 Nov 2008 12:49 PM
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Bogus Robocall Tells Floridians They Can Vote By Phone
By Sarah Lai Stirland, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
October 31, 2008 | 6:37:34
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Bogus Robocall Tells Floridians They Can Vote By Phone
The residents of Broward County, Florida have recently received misleading robocalls telling them that they can vote by phone on Election Day, according to a report in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel on Friday.
The report didn't provide many details, other than the fact that the voice fallaciously identified itself as Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes.
When asked whether she had heard about the calls, the supervisor's public service director said that she hadn't, and that of course voting by phone is not an option.
The call is just one of a number of dirty tricks being pulled off around the country just before record numbers of voters are expected to turn up at the polls on Election Day.
Another unknown group is distributing flyers (see the flyer after the jump) with official-looking letterhead around the area of Hampton Roads, Virgina that erroneously inform recipients that because of the crowds at the polls, the Virginia State Board of Elections is scheduling Republicans to vote on November 4th, and Democrats on the 5th.
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Bogus Robocall Tells Floridians They Can Vote By Phone
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