By: KDKA-TV News Staff
SWISSVALE (KDKA) – Conserative activist and Swissvale native Jack Burkman and his associate Jacob Wohl are facing felony charges in Michigan.READ MORE: WATCH: Girl Challenges Pittsburgh Police Officer And Former Pitt Football Player To Race
Both Burkman and Wohl are being charged for a robo-call campaign that was spreading false claims and misinformation about mail-in voting.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Warm Saturday, Chances Of Thunderstorms
“Don’t be finessed into giving your private information to the man,” the robocall claimed. “Stay safe and beware of vote by mail.”
The calls would falsely tell people in Detroit that voting by mail could subject people to arrest, debt collection, and forced vaccination.MORE NEWS: Police Safely Locate Richard Gordon, Previously Missing 73-Year-Old Man
Burkman and Wohl have denied having any involvement.