Sunday, October 19, 2008

An Arrest In GOP Voter Registration Fraud Case...

  so let's all just drop the ACORN bullshit and get to some real voter fraud, shall we? Naturally, this fraudulent practice is coming from the Republican side of the fence.


By Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
October 19, 2008

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.
Several agencies had launched investigations into Jacoby's activities, including the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, which issued the warrant for his arrest earlier this month on felony charges of voter registration fraud and perjury.

  This gets even better folks as it seems that this is not the first time that this has happened. It looks as if Mark Jacoby has pulled this stunt back in Tampa Florida in 2004. this scam involved having students sign petitions for various causes and them having their signatures forged to show that they had registered as Republicans when they had not. One student was even asked if she would register as a Republican after signing a petition to legalize the medical use of marijuana.

St.Petersburg Times

Outside the USF library, Adrienne DeVore, 20, also signed a petition to legalize the medical use of marijuana.

"Can I check Republican?" the woman said. If she did, the Republican Party would help fund their cause, the woman told her.

DeVore, a sophomore, thought that was strange because she didn't think Republicans favored legalizing marijuana.

Her boyfriend repeatedly asked the group whom they worked for. One person told him the Young Republicans. Another said they worked for a company called YPM.

Young Political Majors LLC, or YPM, is a company registered by Mark Jacoby at a Town 'N Country residence.

Jacoby appeared this summer at the election office in Gainesville with a box of about 1,200 voter registration cards. Of those, about 510 voters had switched to the GOP.

Elections Supervisor Beverly Hill spoke with Jacoby and grew suspicious. She randomly called the Republicans to verify they wanted to switch. All of them said, "Absolutely not," Hill said. "They didn't even know they had signed a registration form," Hill said.

   So this sorry fuck got arrested this time around. Maybe after looking at some very long prison time, he'll spill the beans on some other illegal registration activities concerning the GOP and the higher ups.

  UPDATE: A little bit more on this can be found here, and here.