[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/11/03/art.va.ap.jpg caption="Officials from the Virginia State Board of Elections said a computer glitch gave people the wrong information."](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.
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