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May 6, 2015

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Democrats announce new robo calls aimed at Latino voters

Barack Obama's Nevada campaign office today announced it will be making a series of telephone "robo-calls" for Latino voters in response to what it says are "disturbing" calls aimed at Latino voters that tell them they can vote by phone.

The Democrats said their robo-call messages, which will be in English and Spanish, will encourage Latino voters to cast their ballots in person, either by voting early or at polling places on Election Day, Nov. 4.

Party leaders said the robo-calls that were encouraging Latino voters to vote by phone have been reporterd to the Nevada Secretary of State. Democrats charge that the calls were similar to those made during the 2004 presdidential election to Latino voters in Florida.

Here is the text of the robo-call script, which was recorded in both English and Spanish:

I’m calling because I wanted to let you know that you can vote early any day from now until October 31st at an early vote site in your county. Some voters have received incorrect phone calls offering to help vote over the phone. Voting over the phone is not possible! For more information, call 1-877-OBAMA-NV.

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