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GOP hire is arrested for tossing voter registration forms in Virginia

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If I recall correctly, the guy worked for a third party who was contracted by the GOP.
 

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If I recall correctly, the guy worked for a third party who was contracted by the GOP.
That's how they (both parties) try insulate themselves against criminal charges.

"We did an investigation and fired the contractors who did it."

You'll recall that in 2008 Passport records of 3 Presidential Candidates were illegally accessed in the State Department and the subsequent investigation pinned it on "contractors" who were then fired.
 

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Man arrested for tossing voter registration forms in Virginia - CBS News

Voter Suppression didn't work....so this is what they will try.

Well lets look at the text:

Man arrested for tossing voter registration forms in Virginia
Updated: 10:54 a.m. ET

A 31-year-old man working for the Virginia Republican party was arrested on Thursday after he was caught throwing out voter registration forms, Richmond, Va., the Rockingham County sheriff's office confirmed to CBS News.

The man, Colin Small, faces 13 felony and misdemeanor counts relating to voter fraud, including one count of obstruction of justice, four counts of destruction of voter registration applications and eight counts of disclosure of voter registration applications.

According to CBS affiliate WTVR local man reportedly spotted Small throwing a bag into a Harrisonburg, Va., dumpster reserved for private use by the company at which he works, and investigated because he was annoyed that the man had improperly used the dumpster. He looked in the bag to discover eight filled-out registration forms.

The forms were discovered on October 15, the deadline for voter registration in Virginia. Local officials said the forms would be counted and that the incident did not appear to be widespread.

In a statement, the Sheriff's office said there was "no indication that this activity was widespread in our jurisdiction; it appears to be very limited in nature" but that "there is the possibility that additional charges may be filed in the future if it is deemed appropriate."

It was unclear whether the voters whose registrations were thrown out were Democrats or Republicans, because Virginia does not register by party.


Brian Moran, the chairman of the Democratic party of Virginia, called on Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and state authorities to investigate whether the recent incident could be tied to a larger effort of voter suppression.

"This individual was an employee of the first firm the Republican Party of Virginia hired to do voter registration before they fired that firm amidst allegations of fraud in other states. Virginians deserve answers as to how this person was still working for Republican campaigns here and whether his behavior was directed by his superiors or party officials," he said. "In order to assure Virginians that this was not part of a larger Republican effort, Attorney General Cuccinelli and state authorities must conduct a thorough investigation into how Virginia Republicans conduct their voter registration and turnout efforts on behalf of George Allen, Mitt Romney and Republicans across the state.


In a statement, Republican Party of Virginia chair Pat Mullins called Small's actions "a direct contradiction of both his training and explicit instructions given to him."


"We were alarmed by allegations recently made regarding an individual in Harrisonburg," he said. "The Republican Party of Virginia will not tolerate any action by any person that could threaten the integrity of our electoral process."

Mullins said Small was immediately fired and that the party was "grateful to the local sheriff's office and Registrar for acting so quickly to protect our democratic process and will fully cooperate with any requests made by them."

So he did work for the GOP. It would be interesting to see what persons were on the ballots and see if they were all of like gender or race. Eight votes shouldn't be that big a deal. But the overarching hope is that the VA SOS office should contact these people and make sure they are registered in time to vote.
 

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Why do any Republican want to suppress the vote in this election?

Think about it. Who really wants to keep Obama, and do they really outnumber those who want Obama to leave? If anything, Republicans should try to sign up as many people as possible--especially people that have worked and unemployed.

Republicans should have a registration drive at the unemployment office!! Think about it--Rpublicans winning argument is the economy. (And Republicans do have a lot of (imho) sucky issues they wish to enforce) Do what the Democrats do--go to the people you are sure to help and ask them to help you.
 

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That's how they (both parties) try insulate themselves against criminal charges.

"We did an investigation and fired the contractors who did it."

You'll recall that in 2008 Passport records of 3 Presidential Candidates were illegally accessed in the State Department and the subsequent investigation pinned it on "contractors" who were then fired.

Perhaps, but at the risk of passing up a fashionable tin foil hat, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
 

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Man arrested for tossing voter registration forms in Virginia - CBS News

Voter Suppression didn't work....so this is what they will try.
Typical wannabe-Teabagger skin-head!!!!!


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If I recall correctly, the guy worked for a third party who was contracted by the GOP.

And ACORN never committed fraud, some of their employees did. That distinction didn't matter to the RW.

ACORN was SYSTEMIC, tens of thousands of fraudulent registrations.

This guy threw away 8.

Somehow I see daylight between the two, you know?
 

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If I recall correctly, the guy worked for a third party who was contracted by the GOP.

And ACORN never committed fraud, some of their employees did. That distinction didn't matter to the RW.

ACORN was SYSTEMIC, tens of thousands of fraudulent registrations.

This guy threw away 8.

Somehow I see daylight between the two, you know?

Prove thousands. ACORN was never convicted, only some employees. You don't hear much about ACORN anymore, do you?

Funny that this guy keeps coming back...and the GOP keeps hiring him.

URL]http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/05/us/politics/nathan-sproul-a-republican-operative-long-trailed-by-voter-fraud-claims.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0[/URL]
 

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