By: Steve Johnson
Michigan’s attorney general Dana Nessel announced on Thursday that two conservative Republican activists JACOB WOHL and JACK BURKMAN, have each been charged with four felony counts for engaging in robocalling voters with the intent to intimidate them from voting by mail.
For many years since his arrival at the White House president Trump has been and continue to push a false argument that voting by mail is fraught with fraud. This narrative has been repeated over and over again by conservatives that the method would lead to fraud. Mr. Trump claimed again that there was “tremendous potential for voter fraud.”
“Mail ballots, they cheat,” Mr. Trump said at the White House earlier this week. “Mail ballots are very dangerous for this country because of cheaters. They go collect them. They are fraudulent in many cases. They have to vote. They should have voter ID, by the way.”
With COVID-19 pandemic Democrats want to find ways to conduct the election without unnecessarily expose voters to the virus. An alternative to in-person voting is vote by mail. There are many states where voting by mail has been the norm for many years and voting fraud has not been a « recipe for fraud » as Republicans argue.
FELONY COMPLAINTS AGAINST CONSERVATIVE ACTIVISTS.