Reports are trickling in from people who’re receiving robo-calls today advising them to vote tomorrow.
At least two of them have come to Orlando residents, both of them Hispanic, raising suspicions about some group trying to confuse certain groups of voters into missing their voting chance, according to a watchdog group called Video the Vote.
People can vote today, not tomorrow.
One such person is Isham Padron, who lives in the Lockhart area of north-central Orange County. He got a call this morning telling him to vote tomorrow. Padron hung up before following the robo-call pitch very far.
He believes it was a voter supression tactic. He already voted, though, by absentee ballot, so it wouldn’t have mattered. But he wonders if anyone else might fall for it.
Earlier today there were reports of similar calls in the Tampa Bay area that were being attributed to the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections. Turns out the official office was making such calls. Oops.. The office’s automated equipment erroneously sent out hundreds of such calls this morning, according to the Tampa Bay Times.