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Robo-call urges Democrats to stay home, O'Malley campaign says

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Gov. Martin O'Malley's campaign said it has received complaints from voters statewide who have received robo-calls urging them to stay home even though the polls are open until 8 p.m.

The call, a copy of which was provided by the O'Malley campaign, says:

"I'm calling to let everyone know that Governor O'Malley and President Obama have been successful. Our goals have been met," according to the woman's voice on the recording. "The only thing left is to watch it on TV tonight. Congratulations and thank you."

Listen to it here.

Rick Abbruzzese, O'Malley's campaign spokesman, said the calls are designed to discourage Democrats from voting. "It's not coming from us. We want people to go out and vote."

Ehrlich spokesman Andy Barth said his campaign had nothing to do with the calls and did not know who was responsible.

"We condemn the calls," Barth said.

By Ann E. Marimow  | November 2, 2010; 7:06 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Elections, Ann Marimow, Governor  
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