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6 Nov
It was a joke, son, a joke!

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon,  6 Nov 100 17:18:06 -0800
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Subject: It was a joke, son, a joke!

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Organization: California Voter Foundation
Subject: Voters beware of last-minute email attacks!

Hi Folks,

There is a lot of disinformation swirling around right now about the
election, and the California Voter Foundation is urging voters to exercise
caution when confronted with any last-minute political messages in your
email box.

There is good reason for concern -- already we are hearing reports of
fraudulent email messages circulating around the Internet.  One that was
received here by the CVF staff claims that, due to anticipated high voter
turnout, voting will be spread over three days, and instructs Democrats to
vote on November 7th, Republicans to vote on November 8th and other parties
to vote on November 9th.  It's similar to another message reported in the
Orange County Register last week, except that one says that Democrats and
Independents are to vote on November 8th, and is signed by the fictitious
"2000 Presidential Election Commission".

For the record, ALL voters are to come to the polls on Tuesday, November
7th, and the California Secretary of State is investigating these and other
fraudulent email messages in circulation.

If you receive any unsolicited political email from unknown sources the
best thing to do is discard it and the worst thing you could possibly do
is forward it to other people, thereby contributing to the disinformation.

Meanwhile, lots of voters are using email this election season to share
their opinions with friends and family.  The California Voter Foundation
encourages voters to exercise their freedom of speech, and advises voters
that the best way to ensure that your message is taken seriously is to
clearly identify yourself, and to refrain from sending unsolicited email
(commonly known on the Internet as "spam").

Please feel free to circulate *this* message to anyone who is sending you
fraudulent political email, and let's all do whatever we can to help
everyone make truly informed choices on November 7th.

-- Kim Alexander, President, California Voter Foundation, (916) 325-2120,
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