November 3rd, 2008
01:20 PM ET
6 years ago

Virginia bogus flyer grounded; police consider charges

A bogus flyer telling Democrats to vote the day after Election Day has been discovered.
A bogus flyer telling Democrats to vote the day after Election Day has been discovered.

(CNN) - Virginia State Police may press charges against the person responsible for a bogus flyer in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area that told Democrats to vote on the day after Tuesday's election, according to the state's Board of Elections.

"It was a joke that got out of control on the internet," says Virginia Board of Elections Secretary Nancy Rodriguez.

The state's official logos appear on the flyer, which started circulating on October 24. It said Republicans and Independents leaning Republican should vote on November 4 - Election Day - and Democrats and Independents leaning Democratic to vote the following day.

It says the change in voting times is due to "larger than expected voted turnout" and says an "emergency session of the General Assembly has adopted the following emergency regulations to ease the load on local electorial (sic) precincts and ensure a fair electoral process."

Communicating false information to voters is punishable as a class 1 misdemeanor under Virginia election law.

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.


Filed under: Voter Problems
soundoff (262 Responses)
  1. Go Johni

    Yeah, well that doesn't top ACORN and their ilk.

    November 3, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  2. Will the Real Maverick Please Stand Up?

    Jail these people!!!

    November 3, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  3. David Nelson

    Given all the noise about "possible" fraud with Acorn why hasn't the likes of Fox 'news' covered this story of actual vote tampering with as much gusto? doesn't suit their cause obviously...

    November 3, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  4. frank

    The GOP is running out they dirty trick in they book by tomorrow.

    November 3, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  5. KANSAS

    Glad to hear they are even considering pressing charges. It is a crime. If something like this had been put out suggesting Republicans vote on Wed. the Repubs and McCain Camp would have been demanding congressional hearings.

    November 3, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  6. Real Mavericks are Independent IL.

    Anyone one would rather listen to someone that tells them that you can go beyond what you think are your limits, rather then listen to someone that tells yo to be afraid of everything.

    I AM FOR HOPE!

    Hope is substantive, hope sustains you when everything and everyone around you tells you to give up!

    Obama 08

    November 3, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  7. Indie Vegas Voter

    OMG... how low will the go???

    Be alert people! Don't take this sort of thing lying down- VOTE!!!!

    OBAMA in 08!!!

    November 3, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  8. alvino

    The comment about McCain/Palin as "Sidekick and Sideshow" made my day.

    November 3, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  9. Vote early Pennsylvania

    Voters in PA! Please make it easy on the rest of us..vote for Obama and ruin McCain's chances once and for all. Lets not stay up all night hoping for an Obama victory...ensure it by delivering PA to Obama!
    Lets not sit in front of the t v and waiting for the verdict on "hanging chad" and "pregnant chad"! Not this year ! Not this time!
    Obama/Biden

    November 3, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  10. Joe The Engineer

    OMG, i just can't believe how people can be so dumb, i just saw video clip on cnn.com about a security guard in denver says she cant afford Obama plan spread the wealth around, and she is not able to pay her own bills. Does she really understand what Obama plan is? she is the one who is really gonna benefit under Obama plan because she is earning less than 250k. DUMB WOMEN, GET UR FACTS STRAIGHT, she is dumb and dont understand anything and she is campaigning for mccain.

    God help you all dumb people.

    November 3, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  11. Rodger

    It will not work!

    November 3, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  12. alvino

    Voter suppression is unconstitutional.

    November 3, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
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