Who’s paying for these mysterious robo-calls?

Last week, we told you how Massachusetts Democrats are getting phone calls falsely claiming that the election is on Wednesday and how there are anonymous online ads popping up in California claiming that Democrats have to vote on November 7th.

Here’s the latest voter suppression scheme. Minority voters in certain swing states are getting anonymous robo-calls claiming that they can vote over the phone:

Persistent reports of robocalls incorrectly telling voters they can cast ballots over the phone and fears of aggressive challenges by monitors at polling places threaten to mar Election Day in many key states, voting rights advocates said Monday.

The fake phone calls, some of which involve live callers, continued to crop up in Virginia, North Carolina and Florida, primarily among African-American voters, said Barbara Arnwine of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. The group has mounted a counteroffensive of tens of thousands of calls reminding voters they can’t cast ballots over the phone.

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