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According to the LA Times, veteran Republican operative Mark Jacoby has been arrested for voter registration fraud.
But this is not the first time, according to the St. Petersburg Times, the Republican party in 2004 hired Mr. Jacoby through another firm and he ran the same scam then–and they knew about it and hired him again for this election.
The prime suspect is a group hired by the Republican National Committee to register voters… Young Political Majors LLC, or YPM, is a company registered by Mark Jacoby at a Town ‘N Country residence.
Jacoby appeared this summer at the election office in Gainesville with a box of about 1,200 voter registration cards. Of those, about 510 voters had switched to the GOP.
Elections Supervisor Beverly Hill spoke with Jacoby and grew suspicious. She randomly called the Republicans to verify they wanted to switch. All of them said, "Absolutely not," Hill said. "They didn’t even know they had signed a registration form," Hill said.
Jacoby could not be reached for comment. His company worked for a company called JSM Inc., which in turn worked for Arno Political Consultants, a Sacramento, Calif., firm that qualified 300 ballot initiatives in 20 states.
The firm’s largely conservative clients include the Bush/Quayle campaign, the National Rifle Association and RJ Reynolds. The company has also worked for Florida’s class size amendment.
The Republican National Committee hired Arno for a voter registration drive, said Mindy Tucker Fletcher, a senior adviser to the Florida GOP. Campaign finance reports show the RNC paid Arno $450,000 in one reporting period in September.
These guys pay $7-$12 bucks for a registration. So much for ACORN huh?