The ACLU is receiving reports that Democratic voters are being called and told that their polling place has changed to prevent them from voting in the Virginia gubernatorial election.
Dale Ho, who is the Director of the ACLU Voting Rights Project tweeted:
VIRGINIA VOTERS: we are getting reports of calls to voters falsely telling them that their polling place has changed. https://t.co/lWbjHzuuci
— Dale Ho (@dale_e_ho) November 7, 2017
Democratic voters in the Prince William area are receiving calls from outside the area telling that their polling place has changed:
— ACLU of Virginia (@ACLUVA) November 7, 2017
This is a favorite dirty trick that Republicans have used in Democratic areas for years. It is an attempt to suppress the vote by giving voters false information. File these reports away and keep them in mind if the race ends up being very close. The big lesson from 2016 is that every vote counts and successful voter suppression efforts can cost Democrats elections.
If you receive one of these phone calls, record it then report it. Your vote is too valuable to be suppressed.