Wrong Hot Line

by Hans A. von Spakovsky

Elections can sometimes get pretty heated, but probably not quite as hot as some voters in Indiana found out recently. The AP is reporting that the Indiana secretary of state included the wrong number on a press release it sent out about the “Hoosier Voter Hotline” that was activated for the state’s May 3 mayoral primaries. But instead of reaching the secretary of state, voters who called the number reached a service where they could talk to “hot” girls for “fun, stimulating conversation.” A spokesman for the secretary of state said that his agency hadn’t received any complaints from anyone who called the wrong “hot” line, leaving it unclear whether he meant that no voters had actually called the number, or that voters had called the number but had no complaints about the stimulating conversations. The voting process may never be the same.

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