(916) 619-5161 Alternately: +19166195161 Vote For Bernie / Political Blacklist

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Political robocallers are often legitimate calls from a real political campaign. Legitimate political robocallers aren't trying to scam you or get your personal information for nefarious purposes. However, even legitimate versions of political robocalls can be annoying. And of course -- scammers may use politics to their advantage, too. Like religious scams, political scams may use a "common ground" to lower your defenses. A shared political party is shared affiliation -- you're both part of the same group, so you aren't as suspicious as you should be. Be very wary of any political call that requests a donation -- especially if the donation needs to be in a strange currency like gift cards or wire transfer. If you want to donate to a political cause, dial up an organization directly. If a political caller is requesting a lot of personal information, zip your lips. They're probably a scammer.

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4 user reports for (916) 619-5161

Phone By The Bay

13 hours ago

Political
Caller Name: Bernie for President

I've received the call in the past. As indicated, I was told that I would need to register as a Democrat in order to vote for Bernie (I am No Party Affiliation). As others have pointed out, this isn't completely true. There is a form that gets mailed to you where you can select which ballot you would like to receive (and if this form isn't returned then you get a generic non-partisan ballot). Of course, there are always dangers with this, including it being an extra step that many might forget. Since the goal is to make sure that you will be able to vote for Bernie, I can understand that they would just tell you to register as a Democrat to reduce the risk. As noted before, some information is here: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/political-parties/no-party-preference/

Crimson

November 11, 2019

Political
Caller Name: ??

I too received a call on which party's primary I intend to vote for. When I replied Dem, the "pollster" asked which candidate? Joe Biden. Elizabeth Warren. Bernie Sanders. I said Bernie and she said I'd have to change my registration from No Party Preference to Dem to vote for Bernie (not true). End of questions. Is this the California Democrat Party trying to get more people registered as Dems?

November 10, 2019

Political

Same call as Gigi. The person on the other end told me I needed to register as a Democrat to vote for Bernie Sanders. The California Secretary of State says otherwise: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/political-parties/no-party-preference/ It's sad that political groups are already resorting to misinformation campaigns to try to depress voter turnout.

Gigi

November 9, 2019

Political
Caller Name: Solidarity (something, could not hear second word)

They asked who I was voting for in the upcoming California primary. I told them who I was leaning towards. They then told me I would have to register as a Democrat in order to vote for that candidate (I have no party preference). This technically isn’t true - if I vote in person I can vote Democrat. The information given could be intended to help, or to disenfranchise voters by implying they won’t be able to vote in the primaries. Either way it is inaccurate. No party presence voters can vote for sanders, warren, Biden (why would you do that?), Buttigieg, Yang, etc come Election Day in California if they go to their polling place.

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