Voters across the U.S. received anonymous robocalls in the lead up to Election Day urging them to “stay safe and stay home” — an ominous warning that election officials say could be an effort to scare voters. The calls, which feature a computerized female voice, began over the summer and increased dramatically last month.
Voters in Flint, Michigan, meanwhile, received a separate robocall telling them, falsely, that they could vote on Wednesday. A senior official at the Department of Homeland Security says the FBI is investigating robocalls that seek to interfere with someone’s right to cast a ballot.
We received reports that an unknown party is purposefully spreading misinformation via robocalls in Flint in an attempt to confuse voters.
Let me be clear — if you plan to vote in-person, you must do so, or be in line to do so, by 8PM today.
— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) November 3, 2020