Arrest in California GOP voter fraud scheme
MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer talked with former prosecutor Susan Filan about a scheme to change voters’ registration to Republican. The case was first reported by the Los Angeles Times.
The Los Angeles Times reported:
“The owner of a firm that the California Republican Party hired to register tens of thousands of voters this year was arrested in Ontario over the weekend on suspicion of voter registration fraud.”
“State and local investigators allege that Mark Jacoby fraudulently registered himself to vote at a childhood California address where he no longer lives so he would appear to meet the legal requirement that all signature gatherers be eligible to vote in California. His firm, Young Political Majors, or YPM, collects petition signatures and registers voters in California and other states.”
“Jacoby’s arrest by state investigators and the Ontario Police Department late Saturday came after dozens of voters said they were duped into registering as Republicans by people employed by YPM. The voters said YPM workers tricked them by saying they were signing a petition to toughen penalties against child molesters.”
This video is from MSNBC’s News Live, broadcast October 20, 2008.
This video is from CBS 2 News, broadcast October 20, 2008.