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Black, Hispanic and Elderly Voters Hit With Deceptive Voter Suppression Calls

By Ian Millhiser on October 17, 2012 at 4:10 pm

"Black, Hispanic and Elderly Voters Hit With Deceptive Voter Suppression Calls"

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In an apparent effort to trick voters into not showing up at the polls, several Florida and Virginia voters received calls from unidentified individuals who read the voter’s name, address and party affiliation over the phone and then falsely informed the voter that they can vote by phone. The calls appear to target African-Americans, Spanish-speaking voters and the elderly.

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