Biden 'Robocall' to NH Dems: Stay Home

Fake robocall tells them that their vote is needed in November, not Tuesday
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2024 1:31 PM CST
NH Dems Told to Stay Home by ... Fake Joe Biden
President Biden speaks at an event in Raleigh, NC, Jan. 18, 2024.   (AP Photo/Ben McKeown, File)

Imagine your level of surprise if you answered the phone in an election year and the presidential candidate from your party was asking for money or support: As surprising as when the Buffalo Bills fail to win a clutch game again. Now imagine your level of surprise if that candidate told you to sit home on primary day and not vote for him or her. Now this is surprising—and has more than a few Democratic voters in New Hampshire scratching their heads over an apparent fake robocall from none other than President Biden. As NBC News reports, the robocalls purportedly from Biden apparently started going on Sunday, with the faux Joe telling voters that "it's important that you save your vote for the November election."

"Voting this Tuesday only enables the Republicans in their quest to elect Donald Trump again," the message continues. "Your vote makes a difference in November, not this Tuesday." As it so happens, Biden will not appear on Tuesday's ballot because of bickering between New Hampshire Democrats and the national party about the former violating Feb. 3 as the date for the latter's allowable first contest. But local Democrats had organized a write-in campaign for Biden, which was also encouraged by his campaign. "This is deep fake disinformation designed to harm Joe Biden, suppress votes, and damage our democracy," says a spokesperson for the write-in campaign, per Axios. State officials are investigating. (More New Hampshire primary stories.)

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