At 1:16 a.m., an email was sent from an address that appears to belong to Provost Peter Stearns. The email reads as follows:
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
This information is false. Election Day is always the Tuesday after the first Monday of November. It would take an act of Congress for the date of a national election to be moved.
Stearns was not available for comment by deadline.