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Bolivia state TV's Twitter account hacked, used to send bogus tweet saying Morales wounded

  • Bolivia's President Evo Morales gives a thumbs up to people at a trout farm where he stopped to eat in Paracti, Bolivia, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Morales stopped here to eat as he traveled to the city where he'll vote in tomorrow's general election. Morales is running for a third term in Sunday's presidential elections. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

    Bolivia's President Evo Morales gives a thumbs up to people at a trout farm where he stopped to eat in Paracti, Bolivia, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Morales stopped here to eat as he traveled to the city where he'll vote in tomorrow's general election. Morales is running for a third term in Sunday's presidential elections. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)  (The Associated Press)

  • Women sell flowers next to a pro-Evo Morales mural in La Paz, Bolivia, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Former coca growers' union leader Evo Morales seems certain to win an unprecedented third term in Sunday's presidential elections. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)

    Women sell flowers next to a pro-Evo Morales mural in La Paz, Bolivia, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Former coca growers' union leader Evo Morales seems certain to win an unprecedented third term in Sunday's presidential elections. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)  (The Associated Press)

  • A supporter of President Evo Morales wears a temporary tattoo of Morales that reads in Spanish "Evo delivers" one day before general elections as the president visits Paracti, Bolivia, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Morales stopped in this town to eat as he traveled to the city where he'll vote in tomorrow's general election. Morales is running for a third term in Sunday's presidential elections. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

    A supporter of President Evo Morales wears a temporary tattoo of Morales that reads in Spanish "Evo delivers" one day before general elections as the president visits Paracti, Bolivia, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Morales stopped in this town to eat as he traveled to the city where he'll vote in tomorrow's general election. Morales is running for a third term in Sunday's presidential elections. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)  (The Associated Press)

The Twitter account of Bolivia's state television was hacked Saturday on the eve of elections and used to issue a bogus tweet saying President Evo Morales had been gravely wounded in an assassination attempt.

Morales responded by appearing at a news conference in the Chapare region, where he was playing soccer with fellow coca-grower union leaders. He blamed the hoax on political opponents.

Bolivia's first indigenous president is expected to handily win a third term Sunday and become Bolivia's longest-serving leader.

The assassination attempt tweet was the first in a series of increasingly nonsensical tweets from the account. One said the United States was at war with Bolivia.