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  •  deceptive calls? (0+ / 0-)
    Were any of those who got them able to capture the phone numbers and report them?  With caller ID so prevalent nowadays, I'd hope that at least some voters would be willing and able to track them down.
    •  I saw someting on Muckraker (0+ / 0-)

      From here.  The jist is that it seems like some incorrect polling locations were given out, but this person got the call ID numbers.  When Muckracker called back, it actually turned out to be several Obama phone banks.  Maybe they had a mix-up?

    •  Ways to block (0+ / 0-)

      There are ways to block caller ID, I have gotten calls a couple of times from "unidentifiable" or some such without a number.  Deceptive calls, particularly the "Party X votes on Nov. 4 while Party Y votes on NOv. 5" have been around for years (and a buddy of mine in Maryland got one where the REpublicans were told to vote on November 5) and people doing them have found a myriad of ways of saving their asses from being caught.

      "An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot." - Thomas Paine

      by Mister Gloom on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 11:38:00 AM PST

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    •  I think this is also happening in Ohio... (0+ / 0-)

      ...Columbus area. Caught some bit on the news last night about a woman who'd gotten a voicemail "from the Obama campaign" notifying her of a change to her polling place.  It was totally untrue, of course - and when she called the number on her caller ID, she got a voicemail directing her to McCain's website.

      Ugh.

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