Phony flier advises Dems to vote Nov. 5

Oct. 28, 2008 at 4:44 PM
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HAMPTON ROADS, Va., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Virginia state officials are advising residents to disregard a phony state flier advising Democrats to vote on Nov. 5, a day after the actual election.

The flier, which is designed to look somewhat like a State Board of Elections document, has been distributed in several Hampton Roads, Va., locations, the (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday.

The flier features the state board logo and the state seal. It purports that "an emergency session of the General Assembly has adopted the following emergency regulations to ease the load on local electoral precincts and ensure a fair electoral process." The words following and electoral were spelled incorrectly.

One of the alleged "emergency regulations" is that Republicans are to vote Nov. 4, while Democrats are to vote a day later, the flier said.

Election officials say they have forwarded the flier to the Virginia State Police for investigation as a possible incident of voter intimidation.

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