Students at the University of Florida have received text messages falsely informing them that voting has been extended until tomorrow.
Steve Orlando, a spokesman for the university, told TPMmuckraker that the administration had heard from several students who reported having received the bogus texts. He said he then was contacted by the office of the county elections supervisor, who told him that they were aware of the messages, and asked the university to make clear to students that the messages were bogus. The administration quickly did so in an email.
Orlando said he couldn't imagine that too many students were fooled by the texts. Still, he added: "If even one student didn't know [that the message was false], that would be a terrible thing for them to miss the opportunity to vote for the first time"
Earlier today, we reported
that a bogus email was sent from the account of the provost of George Mason University in Virginia, informing recipients that election day is tomorrow. Authorities are said to be investigating the source of the email.