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FBI investigates robocalls warning voters to 'stay home'

Election 2020-Misleading Robocalls
Posted at 6:35 AM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 06:35:37-05

TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan (AP) — Voters across the U.S. received anonymous robocalls in the lead up to Election Day urging them to “stay safe and stay home” - an ominous warning that election officials say could be an effort to scare voters. The calls, which feature a computerized female voice, began over the summer and increased dramatically last month. Voters in Flint, Michigan, meanwhile, received a separate robocall telling them, falsely, that they could vote on Wednesday. A senior official at the Department of Homeland Security says the FBI is investigating robocalls that seek to interfere with someone's right to cast a ballot.