Mark Anthony Jacoby   REPUBLICAN


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Jacoby owns Young Political Majors, a signature-gathering firm.

Oct. 19, 2008 Jacoby was arrested on suspicion of voter registration fraud, accused of registering himself to vote twice -- in 2006 and in 2007 -- using the address of a childhood home in Los Angeles where he no longer lived. The Secretary of State's office said Jacoby used the address to meet a state requirement that signature-gatherers sign a declaration stating that they are either registered to vote in California or are eligible to do so. Jacoby faces four felony charges: two counts of voter registration fraud and two counts of perjury. Voter registration fraud carries a penalty of up to three years in prison.

2008: Jacoby's firm, Young Political Majors, was accused by dozens of voters of tricking them into registering as Republicans. The voters said they thought they were signing a petition calling for stiffer penalties for child molesters. Young Political Majors had been hired by the California Republican Party.

2005: Massachusetts filed a complaint against the signature-gathering firm that Jacoby was working for as a subcontractor -- Arno Political Consultants -- duped them into signing an anti-gay marriage petition when they were told they were signing a ballot question about the sale of wine in grocery stores. One signature-gatherer told a state hearing that Jacoby had personally trained her in the bait-and-switch tactic.

Source: Associated Press,

Last edited by Scott Flodin on Oct. 19, 2008

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