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Nov 5, 2012

Flake Campaign Accused Of Voter Interference

November 5, 2012

PHOENIX, AZ—The Arizona Democratic Party has alerted state and federal officials of potential election law violations by the Jeff Flake for Senate campaign. The violations were featured in a news report carried by Phoenix television station KPNX last night.

"We have received complaints from numerous Democratic voters saying they received phone calls from the Flake campaign directing them to the wrong polling places on election day," said Luis Heredia, Executive Director of the Arizona Democratic Party. "It is clear the Flake campaign was targeting Democrats in a clumsy attempt to influence tomorrow's election. We are demanding a full investigation be conducted."

Recipients of the calls were directed to the wrong polling places miles away from their actual voting site.

Official requests for an immediate investigation have been sent to officials at the FBI, Department of Justice, Arizona Secretary of State and Arizona Attorney General. Along with these requests, each office has received a recording of one of the phone calls as well as the contact information for the individuals who have received the calls. These incidents also come on the heels of revelations that Jeff Flake has ties to a group with a history of voter suppression.

"Voting is easy and both sides should be encouraging Arizonans to go to the polls," said Heredia. "If you have any questions about your location, please visit the Secretary of State's website or call the Arizona Democratic Party's Election Protection line at 877.550.5706."

Additionally, voters are encouraged to check their sample ballot for their correct polling location or visit this site.


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