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Politics Conservative operatives Jacob Wohl, Jack Burkman charged in Michigan in connection with false robocalls

01:30  02 october  2020
01:30  02 october  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D) addressed the misinformation campaign on Thursday by noting that she had received a copy of the recording. Michigan Authorities Investigating ‘Unconscionable’ Robocalls Attributed to Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl .

Wohl and Burkman have long peddled conspiracy theories and false information, often targeting opponents of President Donald Trump. “This robocall is fraught with scare tactics designed to intimidate Black voters – and we are Tags: Jack Burkman Jacob Wohl disinformation Project 1599.

Two right-wing operatives with a history of spreading hoaxes and misinformation have been charged in allegedly attempting to suppress the vote in Michigan using robocalls, state Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) announced Thursday.

Dana Nessel standing in front of a building: Conservative operatives Jacob Wohl, Jack Burkman charged in Michigan in connection with false robocalls © The Hill Conservative operatives Jacob Wohl, Jack Burkman charged in Michigan in connection with false robocalls

Nessel's office charged Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman with one count each of voter intimidation, conspiracy to commit an election law violation, using a computer to intimidate voters and using a computer to commit conspiracy.

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Elected officials in Michigan and Illinois say a racially charged robocall has been targeting voters this week with misinformation about mail-in balloting. The voice on the robocall says it was sponsored by a group founded by Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl , two infamous conservative activists who have

Michigan authorities are investigating a robocall that is targeting voters in Detroit by providing false information about mail-in voting. The audio of the phone call in question: This is [unintelligible] 1699, a civil rights organization founded by Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl .

The attorney general's office said the two targeted voters in heavily Democratic urban areas such as Detroit with robocalls attempting to dissuade residents from voting in the November election.

Wohl is a Los Angeles resident while Burkman is a resident of Arlington, Va. Nessel's office said it is not yet clear whether they will need to be formally extradited to Michigan.

Her office said the attorney general had communicated with the attorneys general of Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania and New York and that all reported similar robocalls, also targeting largely minority areas.

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Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl — a pair of boundlessly eager, profoundly unrepentant aspirants to the dankest depths of political chicanery — were watching television It was at that very moment when Burkman remembered that McGahn had connected the unlikely duo — Burkman , the 53-year-old

"Any effort to interfere with, intimidate or intentionally mislead Michigan voters will be met with swift and severe consequences," Nessel said. "This effort specifically targeted minority voters in an attempt to deter them from voting in the November election. We're all well aware of the frustrations caused by the millions of nuisance robocalls flooding our cell phones and landlines each day, but this particular message poses grave consequences for our democracy and the principles upon which it was built. Michigan voters are entitled to a full, free and fair election in November and my office will not hesitate to pursue those who jeopardize that."

Wohl and Burkman have previously promoted an unsubstantiated hoax accusing then-presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) of a sadomasochistic relationship with a younger man. The two have also attempted to manufacture sexual assault allegations against several public figures, including former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D), former special counsel Robert Mueller and infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci.

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