Tom Barrett's Wisconsin campaign is sounding the alarm, with finance director Mary Urbina-McCarthy warning supporters in an email Monday night of a mysterious round of phone calls to suppress voting:
I'm in our situation room right now and I have an urgent update about the state of the race on the ground. Reports coming into our call center have confirmed that Walker's allies just launched a massive wave of voter suppression calls to recall petition signers. Here is what people are receiving across Wisconsin:
"If you signed the recall petition, your job is done and you don't need to vote on Tuesday."
WisPolitics reports that Barrett said late Monday night he has thus far been unable to identify the source of the calls. But he responding with his own call: "I recorded a robo-call telling people, yes, you do have to do that, and we'll be sending that to people who signed the recall petition so they know they do have to vote."
Reid Magney, spokesman for the state Government Accountability Board, told TPM: "The allegation is that it was tea party people going door to door and saying if you signed the recall petition, you don't need to go vote. Again, we weren't able to confirm any reports of that, and then yesterday the Barrett campaign said that some people were receiving these robocalls. And I had one email this morning, from a person saying he'd got such a call. But other than that, we really haven't heard very much."