The New Hampshire attorney general has sprung into action after they learned about fake robocalls.
According to reports, the robocall starts with President Biden saying, “What a bunch of malarkey.” The deep fake voice then provides the caller with misinformation, followed by giving the voter strange instructions.
From NBC News:
The message concludes with a phone number belonging to Kathy Sullivan, a former New Hampshire Democratic Party chair who is now running a super PAC supporting the campaign to urge New Hampshire Democrats to write in Biden’s name in the primary.
Sullivan, who tipped on the Attorney General’s office, said that she received a call from a woman who (is not a Biden supporter) said Joe Biden called and gave out her number.
“I said, ‘You got a call from Joe Biden, and he gave you my number?’” Sullivan said she responded and she’s furious.
“I want them to be prosecuted to the fullest extent possible because this is an attack on democracy,” said Sullivan, an attorney, who believes the call could violate several laws. “I’m not going to let it go. I want to know who’s paying for it? Who knew about it? Who benefits?”
NBC News obtained a recording of the alleged robocall:
“The Attorney General’s Office has received complaints regarding a recorded message encouraging voters not to vote in the January 23, 2024, New Hampshire Presidential Primary Election. The message, which was sent on January 21, 2024, stated ‘your vote makes a difference in November, not this Tuesday.’ Although the voice in the robocall sounds like the voice of President Biden, this message appears to be artificially generated based on initial indications,” the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office wrote in a statement. “The message appears to have been “spoofed” to falsely show that it had been sent by the treasurer of a political committee that has been supporting the New Hampshire Democratic Presidential Primary write-in efforts for President Biden. The message’s content directed recipients who wished to be removed from a calling list to call the number belonging to this person.”
“These messages appear to be an unlawful attempt to disrupt the New Hampshire Presidential Primary Election and to suppress New Hampshire voters. New Hampshire voters should disregard the content of this message entirely. Voting in the New Hampshire Presidential Primary Election does not preclude a voter from additionally voting in the November General Election. Recipients of this message are additionally encouraged to send an e-mail to the Department of Justice Election Law Unit identifying (1) the date and time they received the call or message; (2) the origin of the call or message; (3) the content of the call or message; and (4) any other relevant information,” the statement said in conclusion.
Dean Phillips’s campaign, who is challenging Biden, said the phone call was “wildly concerning,” and the Trump campaign said, “We are having nothing to do with it.”
This type of behavior is unacceptable, and it shouldn’t matter who is behind this they need to be made an example of.