SACRAMENTO -- Dozens of newly minted Republican voters say they were duped into joining the party by a GOP contractor with a trail of fraud complaints stretching across the country.
Voters contacted by The Times said they were tricked into switching parties while signing what they believed were petitions for tougher penalties against child molesters. Some said they were told that they had to become Republicans to sign the petition, contrary to California initiative law. Others had no idea their registration was being changed.
Boy talk about sinking to a new low, the citizens thought they were signing a petition to combat child abuse, but instead the group signed them up as Republicans, if they wanted to lie and trick folks into joining they should have used another tactic instead of using a dubious petition against child molesters, hopefully some prosecutions will occur in this.
The Times randomly interviewed 46 of the hundreds of voters whose election records show they were recently re-registered as Republicans by YPM, and 37 of them -- more than 80% -- said that they were misled into making the change or that it was done without their knowledge.
Voters say they were duped into registering as Republicans - Los Angeles Times
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