Okay guys, one last post before I get ready to go out and hit up some election night parties. According to Future Majority, a series of fake emails and text messages have been going out to young voters, particularly on college campuses:

A George Mason University student forwards over a pair of emails that went out to the student body of the Virginia school:

First:

—–Original Message—–
From: ANNOUNCE04-L on behalf of Office of the Provost
Sent: Tue 11/4/2008 1:16 AM
To: ANNOUNCE04-L@mail04.gmu.edu
Subject: Election Day Update

To the Mason Community:

Please note that election day has been moved to November 5th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Peter N. Stearns
Provost

And then:

—–Original Message—–
From: Office of the Provost on behalf of Office of the Provost
Sent: Tue 11/4/2008 8:08 AM
To: PROVOSTOFFICE-L@mail04.gmu.edu
Subject: Urgent Voting Information

Dear Colleagues,

It has come to my attention early this morning that a message was hacked into the system fraudulently stating that election day has been moved. I am sure everybody realizes this is a hoax, it is also a serious offense and we are looking into it. Please be reminded that election day is today, November 4th.

Peter N. Stearns
Provost

From Future Majority via Politico.

As they say in the article, it’s VERY unlikely this will really fool anyone, but it’s also a testament to the importance of the youth vote…this has to be the first time younger voters have been targeted in this way in recent years.

Well, that’s all for tonight folks. If you’re going out, be safe out there. If you’re staying in, try not to have too many shots for every state Obama wins 🙂 Instead, slow down and try focusing on the swing states!

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