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Word to Idaho: don't believe everything you see on your cell phone

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho officials are reminding would-be voters that they can't believe everything they text. Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa says voters in parts of eastern Idaho are being sent cell phone text messages claiming that people voting for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama should wait until Wednesday to cast their ballots because of extremely long lines at the polls. 

But there's a problem with that advice: The polls close Tuesday night. 

Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa says so far, the text has been sent to residents in the Idaho Falls region. It's not clear where the message originated. The text reads: "Flash: Due to very long lines, all Obama voters are asked to vote on Wednesday. Thank you. Please forward to everyone." 

Ysursa says he hopes it's just someone trying to be funny, rather than an orchestrated effort designed to turn people away from the polls.

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