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Arrest in California GOP voter fraud scheme

By David Edwards
Monday, October 20, 2008 9:02 EDT
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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.

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This video is from CBS 2 News, broadcast October 20, 2008.



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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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