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Michigan SOS warns of 'racially-charged' robocall with false information about mail-in voting

Posted at 6:30 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 18:30:04-04
(WXYZ) —

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is warning people after her office got a recording of a "racially charged" robocall targeting Detroiters that she said is to deter people from voting by mail.

The robocall, which is posted to YouTube, said it is a civil rights organization founded by far-right conspiracy theorist Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman.

The recording falsely states that "if you vote by mail, your personal information will be part of a public database that will be used to track down old warrants," and falsely adds that the CDC is even planning to track people for mandatory vaccines with mail-in voting.

"It is an unconscionable, indefensible, blatant attempt to lie to citizens about their right to vote," Benson tweeted out

Benson added that she and Attorney General Dana Nessel will use every tool to seek justice on people who got the robocall.

They are asking people to report false information to elections@michigan.gov.