Fake Robocall Instructs Voters to Skip New Hampshire Primary Election


An investigation has been launched into fake robocalls in New Hampshire that falsely claim to be from US President Joe Biden and urge voters to skip the primary election. The calls are suspected to have been artificially generated, but it is unclear who is behind them. The Trump campaign has denied any involvement. The message in the robocall tells voters to “save” their ballot for the general election in November, suggesting that Republicans are trying to push nonpartisan and Democratic voters to participate in their primary. However, there is no rule preventing people from voting in both the primary and general elections. The New Hampshire attorney general’s office has stated that the calls are an unlawful attempt to disrupt the election and has advised voters to disregard the message entirely. The robocalls were made to appear as if they were coming from the personal mobile phone number of Kathy Sullivan, a former state Democratic chairwoman. She has called it “outright election interference”. The calls were estimated to have been placed between 5,000 and 25,000 times. The White House has confirmed that the audio in the calls is fake, and Biden’s campaign manager has criticized them as an attempt to suppress voting and undermine free and fair elections. In the New Hampshire primary, voters from both parties are selecting their candidate for the general election. Although Biden’s name will not appear on the primary ballot, there is a campaign led by state and local Democrats for voters to write in his name. Biden is expected to win the state and secure his party’s nomination for a second term in the White House.

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