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Update: George Mason Hoax -- They Said It

The George Mason e-mail hoax reached 35,000 people, most of them college students. Reporter Susan Kinzie found a few of them this afternoon on campus, and many said they had heard about the hoax but didn't fall for it:

"I don't think anybody bought it," said Alex Katzenstein, 21. "If you're that out of it, you probably shouldn't be voting anyway."

Zubair Awan, a senior from Herndon, said he heard about the hoax, along with signs that a friend told him had been placed near campus saying "Republicans vote Tuesday. Democrats vote Wednesday."

Awan said the e-mail might have seemed legitimate to some people because the provost's office appeared to be a legitimate source.

"I'm pretty sure some people would be tricked by it," Awan, 22, said.

By Josh White  |  November 4, 2008; 4:38 PM ET
 
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