Friday, October 19, 2012

Employee for the Republican Party of Virginia arrested for destruction of Voter Registration Forms

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October 18, 2012

Yesterday a story went viral on the Internet, after a fast acting resident noticed a man dumping garbage in their dumpster, then noted details of the car he drove off in. The dumpster was investigated and a pile of voter registration forms were placed inside.

Once this story hit Facebook, a number of people pointed out to the person who witnessed this crime that the state GOP “Victory Office” was just a couple blocks away. The same car identified was parked in their parking lot.

The Sheriff (a Republican) said the person who destroyed the forms was a different person than who collected them. NBC29 also reports that the Sheriff will decide if this is a criminal case today. (We can answer that for him.)

So, back to today.

TPM reports:

A Pennsylvania man employed by a company working for the Republican Party of Virginia was arrested by investigators from the Rockingham County Sheriff’s office on Thursday and charged with destroying voter registration forms.

Colin Small, a 31-year-old resident of Phoenixville, Pa., worked for Pinpoint, a company hired to register voters on behalf of the Republican Party of Virginia. Prosecutors charged him with four counts of destruction of voter registration applications, eight counts of failing to disclose voter registration applications and one count of obstruction of justice.

Rockingham County Sheriff Bryan Hutcheson’s office said there was no indication that the activity was widespread in their jurisdiction and said the conduct “appears to be limited in nature.” His office said there is a possibility that additional charges may be filed.

Since we’re on the subject, when are they going to take action on Nathan Sproul?

Image: TPM.