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Beware: Robo-call Says Election is Wednesday

Across the country people receive a false robo-call saying the date of the presidential election was changed due to Hurricane Sandy.

Mark Schultz was "a little dumbstruck," but not surprised when he received a robo-call at his house in Holliston, Massachusetts Saturday around noon.

The call said "Hi, I'm one of your neighbors in Holliston and ... I want to urge you to vote for Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama on Wednesday, November 7." The date, said the call, had been changed because of Hurricane Sandy.

Thankfully the Democratic Town Committee member knew this information was incorrect, but he posted to Facebook to make sure others knew the same. The caller ID listed it as Massachusetts 000-0000. 

The registered Democrat said he has heard of this happening around the country, but not in this area.

"It's a new low in campaigning," he said, adding, "I don't know who it was, but it was clearly a robo-call because I couldn't talk to a person. I'm guessing they did target me because I'm a registered Democrat."

There are reports of this happening around the country. In Pennsylvania earlier this month, a judge ordered a stop to robo-calls about this state's Voter ID law because they stated that people still needed to bring a photo ID to vote. You do not. 

Have you had a call like this one? Tell us in the comments.

Susan Gibbons November 04, 2012 at 10:48 PM
You just have to know the calls are not coming from the Democrats, they would be saying vote for Romney on the 7th. Disgusting republicans, no shame. Go and vote on the 6th and vote straight D.
Bill November 05, 2012 at 01:45 AM
Right, every thing you read about shady voting practices is always done by the republicans! You should definitely vote at your intelligence level, and judging by your comment, that would certainly be "straight Ds" for you.
Bill November 05, 2012 at 02:25 AM
You also nailed it. It's asking way too much to ask someone to show their ID at the polls. Why do you think Republicans want these laws in place? Because voter fraud is a left-wing practice. How about all those dead people voting democrat? And all the people who voted multiple times? Is that no longer illegal? Ever heard of ACORN? Lets pay those living in poverty to vote for the left! But I'm sure the media convinced you that the Right just hates poor people and the elderly. You should also vote based on your intelligence level. Seriously what has happened to everyone? Shame on you all.
jpb1915 November 05, 2012 at 02:27 AM
You said it yourself Bill. Everything you read about shady voting practices IS, especially of late, being done by the Republicans. From redistricting, voter ID laws being forced through and then overturned by the courts, and now this pathetic attempt to mislead people. It is really a sad attempt to undermine our Democracy and Republicans should be ashamed.
joey joe joe November 05, 2012 at 03:56 AM
People hardly come out to vote as it is. You think people are going to try to scam and vote twice? elections are decided by thousands, if not ten thousands of votes. There would have to be a vast conspiracy. Honestly pull your head out of your ass. Use some critical thinking skills there
Bill November 05, 2012 at 04:43 AM
You are aware that this has happened many times before right Joey Joe Joe from Warminster? I'd tell you to read up on the actual examples that I provided, but then again reading is probably a tall order for someone named Joey Joe Joe from Warminster. Social media - where the "tens of thousands" of "critical thinkers" that decide elections gather to show us why this country is in the shape that it is.
Jordan November 05, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Bill -- I'd like to read. Provide three hard news articles about Democrats doing this, and then for good measure and fairness, provide three of Republicans doing it.
Haywood Joublowme November 05, 2012 at 02:28 PM
If you're stupid enough to believe a call like that, you probably are on public assistance, dont want to work, hate successful people, and think the government should run your life. Oh, and you probably think Obama isn't Muslim
Semi Intelligent November 05, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Haywood, only an idiot would invalidate an otherwise valid argument by finishing it off with a ridiculous, easily-disproven assertion. Given your screen name, I'm guessing you're no brain surgeon.
Jordan November 05, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Wow you are ridiculous. He is not Muslim. He has the least controversial religion of the two candidates this term, by far. But, let's say he was Muslim, what does that matter? It should be okay for a Muslim or an atheist or anyone to be President of this country, and have it be a non-issue. That's the whole point of religious freedom. You clearly have some problem with Islam. You are judging it over the actions of a few, which is really sad and ignorant. You do realize that in Afghanistan and Iraq we are fighting side-by-side with Muslims, as their ally?
joey joe joe November 06, 2012 at 12:07 AM
what examples you provided? I guess reading what you actually write is also asking a lot. doofus Here you are railing against social media, something you are using, and the "critical thinkers" who you use it which is also you, to repeat what you read on social media like a parrot. So yes, people like you, on socail media are showing us why the countrey is in the shape it is in. Obviously you are not using critical thinking or even can even remember what you said a minute ago. You have ZERO examples. NONE

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