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Investigation Begins into Voter Registration Fraud

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LA County Registrar-Recorder Dean Logan is looking into 9,000 registration affidavits turned in by a firm hired by the California Republican Party to determine if party affiliations were involuntarily changed, says the Daily News. While party affiliations will not affect voters on November 4th, it could on the next primary.

The owner of the firm was arrested on Monday night in Ontario, but not for complaints of his firm illegally changing people's party affiliations to Republicans involuntarily. He was caught registering himself twice, one at his current address and another at his childhood home. Mark Anthony Jacoby, 25, was charged with felony counts of voter fraud and perjury while the LA County District Attorney's office continues to investigate his company, Young Political Majors, for changing party affiliations.