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People Getting Calls Falsely Telling Them They Can Vote For President Over Phone

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Early voters wait in line to vote in the presidential election on the first day of early voting at a polling station setup in the Miami-Dade County elections departmnet building on Oct. 27, 2012 in Miami, Fla. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Early voters wait in line to vote in the presidential election on the first day of early voting at a polling station setup in the Miami-Dade County elections departmnet building on Oct. 27, 2012 in Miami, Fla. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI (AP) — With a week to go until Election Day, the nasty campaign tactics are coming out.

People in Florida, Virginia and Indiana have gotten calls falsely telling them they can vote early by phone and don’t need to go to a polling place. Indiana’s secretary of state launched an investigation. Virginia officials issued a warning to voters and asked them to report any such calls they receive.

And there’s a mysterious DVD popping up in mailboxes that purports to be a “documentary” raising questions about the true identity of President Barack Obama’s father.

It’s one more sign of just how close this presidential election is.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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