Voters in some states are getting strange, misleading phone calls about early voting. Some of these calls are computerized and claim to be from Michelle Obama, and deceptively trick voters into thinking they can “vote by phone.” Other calls are live and target Spanish speaking households –these households receive calls from someone claiming to be able to take the voter’s vote “right now” over the phone.
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These calls are a misleading trick to try to suppress voter turnout …
Make sure your friends and family know the truth about voting. Spread the word that “vote by phone” is probably just another dirty trick …
You can learn about Minnesota voting laws and procedures by going to Minnesota’s Secretary of State’s website.
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