Elections Canada investigating fraudulent robocalls

Messages told voters polling stations had been moved

Elections Canada is investigating reports of voters being called on election day and wrongly told their polling stations had moved. The agency says the calls were a hoax and that no polling stations were moved. CBC News obtained a copy of a fraudulent message, which told voters that “due to a projected increase in voter turnout, your poll location has been changed.” Elections Canada was alerted to such calls by residents in Guelph, Ottawa and Kitchener, and received several formal requests for investigations. No one has claimed responsibility for the calls.

CBC News

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