Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman Accused of Running a Voter Suppression Scam
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything of Conservative activists Jacob Wohl and Jack Berkman. The duo have tried to smear politicals opponents in a number of different ways. In 2018, they had a woman claim that she had been sexually assaulted by Robert Mueller. In 2019, they claimed that Elizabeth Warren preyed on younger men.
In 2020, they allegedly want to prevent people in the states of Michigan and Pennsylvania from voting. People in those states are receiving robocalls from people that identify themselves as being associated with the pair and encourage that they don’t vote by mail.
Callers hear a woman tell them that she is from Wohl and Burkman’s Project 1599. According to the The Daily Beast, “the voice on the call then lies to listeners that mail-in ballot information will be used by police to track fugitives, by credit card companies to find debtors, and by the Centers for Disease Control to “track people for mandatory vaccines.”
The call ends, “Don’t be BS’ed into giving your private information to the man. Stay safe and beware of vote-by-mail.”
Michigan’s Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson tweeted on Thursday, “Attorney General Dana Nessel and I will use every tool at our disposal to dispel this & other false rhetoric & seek justice on behalf of every voter who was targeted & harmed by this vicious attempt at voter suppression.”
Attorney General @dananessel and I will use every tool at our disposal to dispel this & other false rhetoric & seek justice on behalf of every voter who was targeted & harmed by this vicious attempt at voter suppression. Please report similar false info to email@example.com
— Jocelyn Benson (@JocelynBenson) August 27, 2020
Wohl and Burkman denied any wrong doing, saying this is a Liberal attempt to smear them. Burkman said in a statement, “We have no connection to any such robo calls.”