Robocalls spread disinformation across state

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania residents are being warned about robocalls that falsely claim that personal information about mail-in voting will be shared with law enforcement agencies and credit card companies.

Sec. of State Kathy Boockvar and Attorney General Josh Shapiro say that voting by mail-in ballot is safe and secure and that information about voters will not be shared, despite the false claims made in recent robocalls.

“Unfortunately, every election season brings a wave of disinformation purveyed by dishonest sources hoping to mislead voters and influence the election outcome,” Boockvar said. “Pennsylvanians must be vigilant against such lies, which are nothing less than an attempt to suppress their vote and should only rely on verified official sources of election information such as votespa.com.”

She said law enforcement is investigating the calls and violations of the law will be prosecuted.

“These false and targeted robocalls are another desperate tactic to scare eligible Americans from participating in the election,” Shapiro said. “Don’t listen to their lies – vote. We will protect every eligible ballot. All Pennsylvanians can be confident that voting by mail is safe, secure, and legal.”

Shapiro reminds voters to report any suspected election scams or disinformation campaigns to law enforcement or to the Department of State at 877.VOTESPA.