A Republican senate candidate in Arizona is being accused of sending Democratic voters to the wrong polling location.
NBC News reported that Rep. Jeff Flake’s campaign allegedly made robocalls over the weekend, encouraging voters to cast their ballots, but giving them the wrong information on their polling location.
“I was very upset and very angry,” Scottsdale resident Greg Jones said about getting one of the calls. “I came to the conclusion it was intentional because they called a house full of Democrats.”
Democrat voter Mary Crecco told 12 News, “It was totally wrong, totally wrong, and I feel like it was done purposely.”
A spokesperson from Flake’s campaign summed the situation up as an administrative mistake. The spokesperson said 120,000 calls were made to registered Republicans but a small number accidentally went to Democrats who, for whatever reason, have the same phone number as some Republican voters.
The spokesperson also said only five people have complained about the calls, implying the Democrats are only making a story out of the incident because Flake is leading in the polls.
The Arizona Democratic Party has notified the state Secretary of State’s Office, the state Attorney General’s Office, the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice, and is demanding an investigation of the situation.
Flake, who has been in Congress for six terms, is running against Democrat Richard Carmona.
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