Local Dems Report Misleading Robocalls

Reports on the Oakland County Democrats' Facebook page say callers from out-of-state give incorrect polling and candidate endorsement information.

Oakland County Democrats report tonight that they're getting "robocalls" with wildly inaccurate election information from people who claim to represent the Obama for America campaign and their own party. 

On the party's Facebook page, Birmingham resident Nancy Skinner posted a video she shared on YouTube.com with a caller saying that her polling place is the First Baptist Haitian Church, which doesn't exist in Birmingham. 

Patch has confirmed that the phone number mentioned in the call belongs to an Obama for America field office and has contacted the campaign to determine whether the calls actually came from Obama for America. 

Others who posted said they received calls from Seattle, WA claiming that Oakland County Democrats are supporting Republican Party-endorsed judicial candidates Dan Christ and Brian Zahara. 

For accurate, nonpartisan election information, including your polling place, visit Patch's 2012 Voter Guide or use the search tool at publius.org

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to Northville Patch for updates. 

What are you seeing at the polls? Have an election story idea, news tip or observation we should cover? Email nancy.kelsey@patch.com.

Denise Nash November 06, 2012 at 04:55 PM
I got a robocall originating from Howell that said the person speaking was a democrat, and it urged me to vote for the republican-backed candidates for the MI Supreme Court! Really, folks - can we keep this a LITTLE honest?


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