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MO: Voters Warned on Text Messages

By Joby Warrick
Election officials in Missouri are warning voters to watch out for misleading text messages that are apparently designed to trick supporters of Democrat Barack Obama.

The warning followed complaints by several voters who received electronic messages advising them to delay voting until Wednesday. One such message, which was formatted to appear similar to a news alert from CNN, said Obama supporters should "wait and vote tomorrow" because of long lines on Tuesday at many polling stations.

Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan released an image of one of the fraudulent texts, accompanied by a statement blasting those behind the attempt to deceive.

"I have no tolerance for anyone intentionally causing confusion on Election Day. Every eligible Missourian should be able to cast their ballot today," Carnahan said in the statement.

By Washington Post editors  |  November 4, 2008; 4:51 PM ET
Categories:  50 States , B_Blog  
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Why are Republicans so intent on suppressing the vote? It has to be one of the most detestable, undemocratic, unpatriotic traits someone can have.

Posted by: NMModerate1 | November 4, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

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