Robocall controversy


by Adam Wilhelm

MILWAUKEE -- A word of warning for local voters, CBS 58 has received several reports of unattributed robocalls suggesting that people who signed a recall petition don't have to show up and vote on Tuesday. This is not the case. You must vote Tuesday if you have not already by absentee ballot.

Mayor Barrett's campaign has come out swinging alleging that it is the work of Governor Walker's allies.

Here is a statement issued by the Walker campaign:
"Any accusation that our campaign is making those calls is categorically false and unfounded. Once again Mayor Barrett and his campaign are trying to falsely attack Governor Walker with absolutely no evidence. This is a desperate move by Mayor Barrett to avoid addressing his lack of a plan to create jobs in Wisconsin."

From Tom Barrett's facebook page:
Urgent Action Needed: We've confirmed reports of voter suppression calls to recall petition signers. These calls tell signers that their "job is done" and that they don't need to vote on Tuesday.

This is a disgusting attack on our democracy and we need your help to fight back. Post this photo to your Facebook timeline and tell your friends that we need every eligible voter to cast a ballot for Tom Barrett -- including recall petition signers.


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