I’ll be back later and add details to this entry. Fast forward to about 4:30 to watch me vote!
Video of my vote at Precinct #137 in Washington, DC
|| 11/4/2008 || 3:01 pm || Comments Off on Video of my vote at Precinct #137 in Washington, DC || ||
Spam from presidential candidate John McCain: Make History Tomorrow
|| 11/3/2008 || 10:05 pm || 1 Comment Rendered || ||
This entire election season I have not received any unsolicited e-mails from any presidential candidates or local candidates, until tonight. The image above is a screen grab of the e-mail that I received in my mailbox earlier tonight. Talk about last ditch effort. Below is a screen grab of the WHOIS search of the e-mail’s source:
While this can be spoofed by a mildly intelligent person, I have a feeling that this spam is legitimately from the campaign office of John McCain. It was sent to e-mail address listed on the right side of this blog, which is not an e-mail address I use for communication. This means that the e-mail address was harvested from a spider that was then sold to John McCain’s campaign. Nice job illegally contacting me, but I’m still going to make history tomorrow.
By clicking the “vote” link in the e-mail above the recipient is brought to this landing page:
To the unsuspecting visitor the forms that they are being asked to fill out look as though they would help them find their polling place. However, this might just be a covert means to gain voter registration information for future races. This type of clandestine data mining would definitely be considered “the double maverick.”
UPDATE: +5 Minutes
I decided to fill out the information with a fake name, supply the address of a vacant house on my block, and click the button. The resulting map did not load correctly on both Safari or Firefox. Well done!
Others who are reporting that received spam:
â€¢ DailyKos user SoonerG: McCain Campaign Just Spammed Me
â€¢ McCain Camp Resorts to SPAM in the 11th Hour
â€¢ I just got a spam e-mail from McCain…
Illegal Popup Advertisement featuring John McCain
|| 10/19/2008 || 7:42 pm || Comments Off on Illegal Popup Advertisement featuring John McCain || ||
I don’t think I’m allowed to be paid for my vote? Am I?
A $500 gift card is just so utterly tempting.