Voter Suppression in Columbus?
Looks like voter suppression for Tuesday's elections may've started in Columbus. From an email from a reader:
I just got a weird robo-call that I suspect may be a form of voter
suppression, albeit kinda braindead. From memory, a stentorian voice
reminiscent of James Earl Jones says: "Hello. This is Lamont Williams.
In a few days you should be getting a voter registration form in the
mail. Please fill it out and return promptly and you will be able to
vote. Thank you."
Since the election is Tuesday, the message is nonsensical. Also, I
can't find any information on this Lamont Williams. The caller ID was
blocked ("unknown caller").
Just thought you might want to know, particularly if other people are
getting this phone call.
Certainly is a weird call. Any other BSB readers out there getting these types of calls. They could definitely be taken to try and trick people into waiting for forms, instead of voting on Tuesday. Sounds exactly like the sort of thing the GOP would need to do to make inroads against the massive defeat they're expected to suffer on Tuesday in Cbus.
If anyone gets one of these calls, please send me an email, post a comment and if you're able, grab the audio.