Two Conservative Operatives Targeted Black Voters with Racist Robocalls, Now They’re Ordered to Spend Hundreds of Hours Registering Voters As Punishment

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Two right-wing operatives behind racist political robocalls that sought to intimidate Black voters in the 2020 presidential election will have to spend 500 hours registering low and middle-income Americans to vote, an Ohio judge ruled Tuesday, Nov. 29. Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl pleaded guilty to telecommunications fraud last month after Ohio prosecutors accused them of operating a voter suppression campaign that made about 85,000 robocalls across five states. Recipients were told, “Don’t be finessed into giving your private information to the man.” Conservative operatives Jack Burkman, left, and Jacob Wohl, right, have been sentenced in connection to racist robocalls made in 2020. (Photo: YouTube screenshot/NBC News) The calls warned recipients voting by mail would disburse their information to debt collectors and police would be able to track them for outstanding warrants and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would be able to track for mandatory COVID-19 vaccines. Burkman and Wohl have until June 2024 to complete the 500 hours in the area of Washington D.C. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge John Sutula also ordered the men to pay $2,500 fines and serve two years probation, wearing GPS ankle monitors with home confinement from 8 a.m. to 8...