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ACLU, NAACP warn of Virginia voting phone scam

(MGN Online)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) tweeted that some Virginia voters have been getting calls falsely claiming their polling place has changed.

Remember to check your polling place online here, and if you are getting a call like this report it to the ACLU of Virginia at (804) 644-8080.

The NAACP also says voters in northern Virginia have received phone calls from people who are lying to them by saying their polling place has changed.

The Prince William County chapter of the NAACP wrote on its Facebook page Monday that the calls are fraudulent and an attempt to suppress the vote as Virginians choose their new governor Tuesday.

"Voter protection services have been notified and they were already aware of the situation, but it is vital that everyone knows these phone calls are fraudulent and are attempted voter suppression," they wrote.

The organization urges anyone who receives suspicious calls to dial the voter protection hotline: 1-844-4VA-VOTE.

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