Group: Robocalls Gave Spanish-Speaking Voters Late Polling Date

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A polling watchdog group says about two dozen Los Angeles residents have received Spanish-language robocalls and mailers instructing them to vote a day after Election Day.

Election Protection said Tuesday that the Hispanic voters received phone calls and printed reminders telling them to vote on Wednesday, Nov. 3.

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The group’s Los Angeles hotline director Kathay Feng says U.S. Justice Department officials are investigating the complaints.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Dennis Mitchell, who is overseeing voting-related claims for Southern California, says he is unable to comment on any complaints he has fielded.

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Feng did not know when the phone messages and mailers were received, but believed most had come since Monday morning.

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