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Michigan attorney general charges right-wing political operatives with intimidating voters through robocalls

Two notorious right-wing political operatives were charged Thursday for allegedly running a voter suppression operation targeting voters in Michigan, according to Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.



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The operatives, Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman, are accused of orchestrating a series of robocalls aimed at deterring Detroit residents from voting by mail. They are each charged with one count of intimidating voters, one count of conspiracy to commit an election law violation, one count of using a computer to commit the crime of intimidating voters and using a computer to commit the crime of conspiracy. The first two charges each carry a maximum of five years in prison and the latter two charges carry a maximum of seven years in prison.

“Any effort to interfere with, intimidate or intentionally mislead Michigan voters will be met with swift and severe consequences,” Nessel, a Democrat, said in a news

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New audit finds more problems during Hawley’s tenure as Missouri attorney general | Politics

Galloway’s office found evidence of 11 in-person and phone meetings between Hawley’s staff and his political consultants from January to July 2017. Over that same period, Hawley’s campaign paid a combined $141,000 to the political advisers OnMessage Inc., First Tuesday and HLC Strategic LLC.

The earlier audit also said employees did not follow office policy when they used personal email accounts, calendars and phones “to conduct official business, communicate, and schedule meetings.”

And, it said Hawley used a state vehicle and a driver for some trips without documenting the purpose of the trip. A driver told the auditor that on Dec. 16, 2017, he drove Hawley and his wife, Erin, to Kansas City for a Chiefs football game.

In response, his attorney said there was no evidence Hawley “ever engaged in any misconduct or violated Missouri laws or ethics rules.”

The new audit also found a lack of oversight for

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