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Robo-call Says Election is Wednesday

A Holliston resident received a call with the wrong information.

OUTSIDE BOSTON -- Mark Schultz was "a little dumbstruck," but not surprised when he received a robo-call at his house 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 and former FinCom 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."

Schultz said other campaigns have been trying "virtually anything to win."

"The trickery ... downright deception on a national level" is unbelievable.

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

Dawn2485 November 06, 2012 at 12:52 AM
I knew even without reading the article that it was the Repiggies who made it - they are the skells of the earth.
Lenny November 06, 2012 at 01:08 AM
The presidential election is held every four years on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. No need for name calling. If you are old enough to vote then you should know this.
Justin November 06, 2012 at 01:19 AM
WOW! Some of these comments are just stupid. Why would democrats make these calls just so they can blame republicans? That would lose them votes possibly wouldnt it? Does this make sense? No! Crazy conspiracy theorist finger pointing morons. Use your brains!
Carl Rodrigues November 06, 2012 at 07:52 AM
You people should shill out. Pot should be legalized--it would help you calm down. A president is mainly a figure head and, compared to the bureaucrats, has relatively little power. Also we need to identify a much more clear definition or meaning of voter fraud and develop and implement ways to stop it. For example, who is eligible to vote? And valid ID proving he/she is eligible to vote should be required. I think talking racism in this context needs to be eliminated. Furthermore, Americans here on Green Cards should be eligible to vote--they pay taxes and usually work harder than the American-born. Finally, the future direction for America was established numerous decades ago--it's evolutionary. Past and current occurances (lead and lag indicators) tell us to where we'll be going. And it can't be stopped--well, we can try to stop it by controlling the lead indicators, but that's not likely to happen. Or it might be stopped if we destroy the planet. Ooooo--maybe that's the future :). Finally, finally, think about it: Do you really know the differences between the Republican and Democratic Doctrenis. Why did Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr fight the famous duel? They ran out of pot. :)
cdhinton November 06, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Oh yeah! I forgot all about those ACORN folks. haven't heard about them in years. but this past weekend, I didn't get a call. A lady came banging on my door on Saturday morning, and asked me who I was going to vote for. It is not any of anyone's business who I vote for. Wicked world this is.

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