Sunday, October 19, 2008

No, no, no! It's supposed to be DEMOCRATS who cheat at voting!

SACRAMENTO -- The owner of a firm that the California Republican Party hired to register tens of thousands of voters this year was arrested in Ontario late last night 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 signature gatherers be eligible to vote in California.

Jacoby's arrest by state investigators and the Ontario Police Department comes after dozens of voters said they were duped into registering as Republicans by his firm, Young Political Majors, or YPM. The voters said YPM tricked them by saying they were signing a petition to toughen penalties against child molesters. The firm was paid $7 to $12 for every Californian it registered as a member of the GOP.

2 comments:

Eli said...

It was actually an undercover sting operation to expose the vulnerabilities in the system. Republicans are clever like that.

ellroon said...

So a Republican was showing how one could actually break the voting laws by breaking the voting laws so we could see how Democrats could break the voting laws?

It boggles the mind at the cleverness...