Wing Nut trolls face $5.1 million fine for election robocalls

The FCC said Tuesday that the proposed fine for Jacob Wohl, Jack Burkman, and Burkman's lobbying firm would be the largest ever for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Internet troll Jacob Wohl, who News Views banned too many times to count, along with his wing nut sidekick Jack Burkman and Burkman’s lobbying firm face “a record $5.1 million fine for allegedly making illegal robocalls to wireless phones without the owners’ consent in the 2020 election.” The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said the wing nuts made the calls “between Aug. 26 and Sept. 14, 2020, to 1,141 wireless cellphone users who had not expressly consented to the calls, which is a violation of federal law.” The proposed fine would be the largest fine ever imposed for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

The men already face criminal charges in multiple states over allegedly organizing 85,000 robocalls that falsely warned people in predominantly Black areas of New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan that information gleaned from mail-in ballots could lead to their arrest, debt collection and forced vaccination.

In an email Wednesday, Wohl said the Biden administration is looking to distract people from from the U.S. pullout of Afghanistan and other woes, “but we will not be deterred or discouraged.”

Take a listen below:

“Did you know that if you vote by mail, your personal information will be part of a public database that will be used by police departments to track down old warrants and be used by credit card companies to collect outstanding debts?” the call said, before also erroneously claiming the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention might use such data to enforce mandatory vaccinations.

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