Republican Deceptive Robo-calls Are Pummeling the Wisconsin Recall

Salon,, and a number of local Reddit users all say that voters who signed the recall petition are receiving robo-calls telling them that their vote has already been counted.Josh Eidelson writes:

“With both sides counting on dramatic turnout, Tom Barrett’s campaign is charging Scott Walker supporters with dirty tricks. In an e-mail sent to supporters last night, Barrett for Wisconsin Finance Director Mary Urbina-McCarthy wrote, ‘Reports coming into our call center have confirmed that Walker’s allies just launched a massive wave of voter suppression calls to recall petition signers.’ According to Urbina-McCarthy, the message of the calls was: ‘If you signed the recall petition, your job is done and you don’t need to vote on Tuesday.’

“Last night I talked to a Wisconsin voter who says she received just such a robo-call. Carol Gibbons told me she picked up the phone and heard a male voice saying ‘thank you for taking this call,’ and that ‘if you signed the recall petition, you did not have to vote because that would be your vote.’”

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