Voters confused by absentee ballot robocall from DCCC


Yesterday, a Linn County voter contacted the Elections Office to report on a robocall from “DCCC 202-478-9476”. When you call 202-478-9476, you reach the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) , and its voice mail box is full (as of 10:16am on 10/11/2018).

This morning, we are reaching out the DCCC after another voter received a similar robocall.

The robocall could be interpreted as confirmation that a voter who requested an absentee ballot should expect it, and return it via the prepaid postage envelope. Or it could be interpreted as DO NOT go to the polls because an absentee ballot is headed your way.

If you know the source of this robocall, please call us at 319-892-5300 option 1 or mailto:elections@linncounty.org  – Joel D. Miller – Linn County Auditor

—–Original Message—–
From: KN
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 11:02 AM
To: Stonawski, Rebecca <Rebecca.Stonawski@linncounty.org>
Subject: Absentee Ballot Robocall

Rebecca,
Attached is a recording of the message left on my answering machine. The audio time stamp is incorrect as my answering machine clock is not set correctly.  The actual call was received at 5:25 PM Oct 9. Our land line logged the caller’s number as 319.536.1706 (which I assume was spoofed). The call was placed to my home land line – 319.xxx.xxxx

Feel free to call me if you have any follow up questions. My mobile number is 319.xxx.xxxx.

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