New York AG Intervenes in Suit Against Right-Wing Conspiracy Theorist

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The New York Attorney General’s office filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit against right-wing conspiracy theorist and fraudster, Jacob Wohl, on Thursday. AG Tish James’ motion alleges that Jacob Wohl and another operative Jack Burkman specifically targeted Black voters with fraudulent robo-calls in an effort to discourage voting by mail in key swing-state cities in the 2020 election.

The robo-call, in which a woman identified herself as calling on behalf of a fake civil rights organization, falsely claimed that voting by mail would add voters’ names to a database used by the police to track down old warrants and credit card debts, as well as by the CDC to enforce a mandatory vaccine campaign. 5,500 New Yorkers were targeted, and AG James is suing Wohl and Burkman for $2.75 million in penalties and profit forfeiture. 

Read the motion to intervene here.

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