Targeting heavily Democratic voting areas in Detroit and other cities, these fellows organized robo calls telling mainly black voters that they risked “The Man” coming after them if they voted by mail. The voters were threatened with visits from the police, debt collectors and doctors forcing them to take unwanted vaccinations if they mailed in their ballots. Spreading lies to disrupt an election is a felony in Michigan.
Unbeknownst to the perps, the state’s aggressive Attorney General had a running task force aimed at catching criminals using robo calls to prey on the vulnerable. Her system captured the evidence needed to prosecute and she has made it clear that she will do so to the full extent of the law.
Too bad the Republican Party has to resort to cheating to have any chance of winning. But that is what happens when you field lame candidates with outdated ideas.