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Hundreds In Florida Told They Could Vote Until Wednesday Evening

Sarah Parvini |
November 6, 2012 | 12:09 p.m. PST

Senior News Editor


Pinellas is a diverse Florida county. (Neon Tommy)
Pinellas is a diverse Florida county. (Neon Tommy)
Hundreds of voters received automatic calls in Florida's Pinellas County, informing them they had until 7 p.m. Wednesday to cast their ballots. That, of course, is not the case.

The robocalls - which were supposed to go out Monday morning - were made today between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., according to Sunshine State News

"The calls were halted immediately, as soon as we found out," a supervisor of elections told Sunshine State News.

Pinellas historically swings Republican, but Democrats in the county have increasingly made their presence known.

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