Matt Weaver, a college junior running for president of the student government at California State San Marcos, is being investigated by the FBI for election fraud, as they suspect he hacked 700 voters' passwords and IDs to change the electronic polling results.
The North County Times reported that Weaver, a third-year business student, was arrested on March 15 on suspicion of election fraud, unlawful access to a computer or database and 10 counts of identity theft. He posted $50,000 bail and was not charged.
We are looking into it, FBI Special Agent Darrel Foxworth told the paper. I can't say exactly what we are looking at, but given the facts and circumstances that have been reported to us, it appears there may be violations of federal laws.
The university has closed the 700 affected accounts. The victims were warned of the incident.
Cathy Baur, a university spokeswoman told the North County Times that this is the largest such identity theft case to happen at the school since it was founded in 1989. It is also the only one of its nature.
Weaver is the editor of an underground campus newspaper known for its explicit violent and sexual content.
The North County Times reported that its content has included top five excuses for rape, and top 10 breakup lines to use on a girl you kidnapped.