FBI Investigating Voter Suppression in Democratic Precincts in Virginia

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MSNBC reports: “State officials yesterday, after getting information initially from Democrats, said that they were able to document dozens of phone calls that were made to heavily Democratic precincts in which the people who were receiving the calls were either given incorrect information about polling sites, misdirected about election laws. And so the FBI has now interviewed state officials and state officials say the investigation continues.”

See video of the report here. Print report from the Richmond Times-Dispatch here. American Prospect‘s blog TAPPED has sound of one of the calls. A man refers to the voter being called by name, and threatens him with criminal charges if he shows up to the polls. Pretty stunning stuff.

Mother Jones has been all over the Allen/Webb race, with a cover story today and two Washington Dispatches.

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