Someone thought it would be hilarious to hack into GMU’s listserves last night to send this message to students, after several Get Out The Vote efforts by the University:
—– Message from Office of the Provost
Subject: Election Day Update
To the Mason Community:Please note that election day has been moved to November 5th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Peter N. Stearns Provost
Of course, the message is a steaming pile, and in no way accurate. Frankly, while I may think these messages weed out morons who probably shouldn’t vote anyway, it’s a better world in which more people exercise their franchise and vote. The Provost of GMU sent this out this morning in response:
—- Message from Office of the Provost
Subject: Urgent Voting Information
It has come to my attention early this morning that a message was hacked into the system fraudulently stating that election day has been moved. I am sure everybody realizes this is a hoax, it is also a serious offense and we are looking into it. Please be reminded that election day is today, November 4th.
Peter N. Stearns
So, recognize there are jerks out there, and stick by your guns.