(CNN) – Sometimes what seems like a political “dirty trick” is just a simple mistake.
The Virginia State of Board Elections issued a “Rumor Buster” press release Monday in response to reports of misleading robo-calls from multiple locations across the state.
But it turns out that the misinformation was just an accident caused by a computer glitch. “The technology, God bless technology, was incorrectly giving people their polling precincts,” Jean Cunningham, chair of the Virginia State Board of Elections, told CNN Monday. “Highly sophisticated software that went amok.”
Cunningham also told CNN that, in addition to the “Rumor Buster,” corrective phone calls were being made to everyone who received one of the incorrect automated calls.
If you live in Virginia, click here to search for your polling place on the state board’s Web site.
CNN will be tracking voter problems through Election Day. If you have a problem or see a problem, call the CNN Voter Hotline at 877-462-6608. See what issues are a concern in each state by clicking on the interactive Hotline map at cnn.com/hotline.
...and sometimes simple mistakes are big dirty tricks.
YEA right............betcha that darn computer made a mistake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our way of voting is a joke.... *sarcasm off*
Virginia GOP is easily promoting voter suppression on minorities. This is a sad day in our democracy.
Virginia is the new Florida. Most likely state for a recount.
NOT THIS TIME!!!!!
Virginia is the new Florida
how many repubs, got that mistake call?????
Any chance the incorrect precincts were in the Hampton Roads area?
Computers don't make glitches. People program computers to do exactly what they want them to do. If you can't win on issues, try suppressing votes. "Republicans against Democracy" would make a great bumper sticker.
P.S. I was making these calls to VA just this evening....
I was once told computers don't make mistakes its the people that program them that make the mistakes.
It's just too hard to trust any glitch or errored info right now... If enough Obama supporters vote we won't have to worry about repubs trying to 'glitch' out a few... I hope with all my soul that Obama wins 2morrow! Get out and vote.
Another ooops, just like the flyers saying Dems vote on Wednesday.
These guys just don't quit.
...and who was behind the "computer glitch?"
These calls were placed in Ohio AND NOW VIRGINIA??? O.o
Somebody better be going to prison over this. The sanctity of the vote must not be disgraced.
Obama-Please stop your attacks, lies, and worse more; you're pandering.
This is outrageous.
Be nobel and face it–you might actually lose!!!
You're arrogant, invinsibility behavior is yet another reason why you do not deserve our support.
I'm voting for
Funny how those mistakes only go to Democratic leaning neighborhoods??
THIS IS AN ACT OF TREASON TO DENY ANYONE OF THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.
Folks: It is a pretty good rule of thumb to discount ANY information given to you unsolicited. This is true of telemarketers, as well as politicos trying to be "helpful."
I'm sure that, at this point, there are AT LEAST phone numbers YOU CAN CALL to find out when and where to vote, and probably all or almost all jurisdictions have web sites for the local elections officials that can give you that information.
Always a good idea for you to reach out for that information yourself, so that you KNOW that the information is LEGIT
Hey George! (The one who sent the note on November 3rd, 2008 10:06 pm ET.) Your last name isn't Bush is it?
Here we go again...