The campaign of Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley posted audio to its website today of what appears to be a misleading message being left for their supporters in the state.
“I’m calling to let everyone know that Gov. O’Malley and President Obama have been successful. Our goals have been met. The polls were correct, and we took [inaudible],” the message says. “We’re okay. Relax. Everything is fine. The only thing left is to watch on TV tonight.”
The robocalls reportedly went out sometime before 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, but the polls in Maryland don’t close until 8 p.m.
A campaign staffer reached by TPMMuckraker could not go on the record about the call. But the Washington Post reports that Rick Abbruzzese, O’Malley’s campaign spokesman, said the calls are designed to discourage Democrats from voting.
“It’s not coming from us. We want people to go out and vote,” he said.
You can listen to the robocall here.