Federal Judge: MAGA Hoaxsters Violated The KKK Act

Law & Crime reports:

Right-wing activists Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman’s robocalls targeting Black voters violated the Voting Rights Act and Ku Klux Klan Act — and the question isn’t close enough to require a jury, a federal judge ruled.

He found that the evidence “establishes that the neighborhoods that Defendants targeted were not accidental or random,” finding that a reasonable jury couldn’t escape the conclusion that the pair wanted to “deny the right to vote specifically to Black voters.”

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, New York Attorney General James and the robocall recipients have 20 days to submit their requests for damages, attorney’s fees, and costs.

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The robocalls purported to be from a woman named Tamika Taylor, who falsely warned, among other claims, that voting by mail would alert credit card companies to seek outstanding debts.

In October 2022, an Ohio judge sentenced Wohl and Burkman to perform 500 hours of registering voters in impoverished Washington DC neighborhoods.

Wohl and Burkman are still facing similar felony charges in Michigan. In a separate action, the FCC has recommended a $5.1 million fine for the robocalls.

Wohl appeared on JMG in September 2020 when he showed up outside the Supreme Court with a bullhorn to ridicule those mourning the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

As you surely recall, during the 2016 campaign Wohl and Burkman hired actors to falsely accuse multiple prominent Democrats of various sexual offenses.