Detroit judge denies request to toss robocall charges against right-wing provocateurs

DETROIT — A Detroit judge declined to dismiss felony charges against two right-wing political provocateurs on Tuesday, instead appearing to agree with prosecutors that comments included in a robocall could be seen as menacing and deter someone from voting. Third Circuit Court Judge Margaret Van Houten said the messages orchestrated by Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman that were distributed throughout Detroit included language people weighing voting by mail could find threatening. “It’s not whether they succeeded in deterring someone from voting, it’s whether they attempted to deter someone from voti…

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