Conservative conspirators Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman were accused on Thursday of coordinating robocalls to suppress voters in the upcoming general election.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the indictment, which includes intimidation of voters and conspiracy to violate the electoral law. Nessel said the two are specifically targeting minority voters to keep them from voting. The calls allegedly told voters that voter information was being collected in a database in order to track down old police orders and outstanding credit card debt publication.
“We are all aware of the frustrations caused by the millions of pesky robocalls that flood our phones and landlines every day, but this particular message has dire ramifications for our democracy and the principles on which it is built,” said Nettle in publication on Thursday. “Michigan voters are entitled to a full, free and fair election in November and my office will not hesitate to pursue those who put it at risk.”