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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

An investigation into a man disposing of completed voter registration forms in a Dumpster behind a Tuesday Morning store in Harrisonburg, Virginia has now resulted in an arrest.

Colin Small, a 23-year-old resident of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania has been charged with four counts of “destruction of voter registration application[s],” eight counts of “disclosure of voter registration application[s],” and obstruction of justice. Small has been working for Pinpoint, a company employed by Virginia’s Republican Party to register voters for November’s election.

Virginia’s voter registration applications do not disclose party affiliation. However, Talking Points Memo’s Ryan J. Reilly spoke to the mother of an 18-year-old student whose application was found.

Rockingham County Sheriff Bryan Hutcheson does not believe that this is part of a widespread effort to destroy voter registrations. However, Florida’s GOP was forced to a fire a firm run by the notorious GOP operative Nathan Sproul after suspicious voter registration forms showed up in several counties. Similar problems were also found in Colorado.

The Nation’s Ari Berman, who has written extensively about the GOP War on Voting, noted how the GOP’s widespread legislative attempts to prevent voter fraud do not seem to match their own conduct.

Of course, none of the measures the GOP has passed would prevent this kind of voter registration fraud, which proving to be more common that in-person voter fraud, which basically does not exist.

  • dentalmagic

    Let’s talk about ACORN.

    • Faraday_Cat

      Okay…what about it?

    • GratefulSea

      Okay. (1) ACORN caught and reported the problem themselves. (2) ACORN was not a part of (or employed by) the Democratic party. Still, messing with people’s right to vote is flat-out wrong (and unpatriotic!) no matter what party or other group is responsible.

      • Thank you for pointing out the obvious, not that it will do much good trying to explain the truth to trolls.

    • Every time the GOP has been caught committing fraud in regards to voter fraud registration they try to distract voters from their wrong doing by bringing Acorn into the mix. Always forgetting the fact that Acorn caught the fraud by people working for them and turned them in to the law and no one was in danger of losing their right to vote as been the case in all of the GOP fraud.

    • johninPCFL

      Your mental midgetry is staggering. Acorn agents registered names that couldn’t possibly vote, discovered the fraud themselves and reported it.

      The GOP has now been found by external law enforcement to have willfully destroyed valid voter registrations, so those who have lawfully registered could not vote.

      This, combined with the legialative efforts to limit the vote of their political opponents smacks of a conspiracy involving the RNC directly. Priebus should be questioned by law enforcement. What did he know and when did he know it?

  • bcarreiro

    who will bail him out??? anybody like green tea???

  • nobsartist

    republiCONs –
    sold weapons to Iran
    sold weapons to Iraq
    sold nukes to israel
    gave the chinese a top secret spy plane
    lied us into 2 wars
    trampled the Constitution
    trampled the Geneva Convention
    made it legal to spy on Americans with no warrant
    created 9/11
    collapsed the economy
    and now, want to elect a president in business with the red chinese army

    • Sandra

      Addition to your list. Bush Jr. gave/sold Pakistan nuclear weapons.

  • nobsartist

    give the punk 20 years

    • Hey you pukes, in the Bush Gore election 47000 people voted in New York and Florida.42000 were Dummyc/RATS 5000 were Repulicans. 8 to 1 ratio.GO ROMNEY RYAN.

      • nobsartist

        proof?

        You dont have any so blow it out your ass chump.

      • nobsartist

        proof?

        You have none.

        Chump.

  • Why is it all the voter fraud that seems to be appearing this year comes from Karl Rove’s office mate?

  • SO UNBELIEVABLE THAT THE GOP HAS TO LIE, CHEAT AND STEAL TO WIN

    • Unbelieveable? Surely you jest!!!! I find it totally believable

  • Just another example of GOP voter fraud.

  • What a POS I agree with robartist and that is just the start, we’ve got Romney running round talking about war with anybody and azz didn’t go to Nam and lazy 5 sons azzes won’t serve in the military fight these crazy azzed wars repubs choosing!!

  • wesley rasmussen

    Note about those who condone this type of action to guarantee a Romney / GOTP victory next month. The ideal Republican supporter, according to Karl Rove in 2001, is someone who is below the national average in education advancement, poor but wants to have more money, fanatically religious, and prejudiced against blacks and minorities. He also stated that when they get the money and some education, it is a bad thing because then they turn Democrat.

    You Teabaggers who are going to say I am full of rotten tea leaves can check out the article in a 2001 issue of the NEW YORKER.

  • wesley rasmussen

    Another question for the tea baggers – does the end justify the means if you can prevent the polling center from accepting a Democrat to vote? No matter how illegal the action is?

    • Sandra

      R’thuglicans only like and respect the Constitution when it’s to their benefit like telling their believers PO is destroying the Constitution of the US. Secondly there are not enough R’thugs/Tbaggers in the country to win elections fairly so they have to resort to illegal activities as voter registration fraud and outright voter fraud to win any election now. They are a dying breed and are running scared because they and their policies/politics have become irrelevant and have been proven to be destructive to progress.

  • Hang him to a tree & those that egged him on.

  • I would like to say that I do not believe this. However, with all the voter fraud the Republicans have been caught in this year this incident is most likely true. Quit cheating and win on your
    own merits or get out of the race.

  • Ed

    Repubs not only hate democrats, they hate democracy1

  • Canistercook

    So the GOP found this man was a fraud and fired him. How does that mean the GOP was involved in Voter Fraud? Seems to me the GOP exposed voter fraud.

    • The GOP didn’t catch this man and fire him nor have they caught anyone doing this sort of thing. All have been found out by others and only fired after it was reported in the news. Go back and reread the article, nowhere does it say that the GOP had anything to do with the man being caught.

    • Sandra

      Who do you think trained these R’thug supporters/workers? Secondly it was ordinary Americans who saw what was ocurring in FLA, Ohio, Virginia, Colarado to list a few, who notifed the media of these illegal, unconstitutional and criminal activities. The R’thugs sent these people out to commit these criminal activities hoping they wouldn’t get caught. The powers that be can’t run away from the facts ie their party is commiting voter registration fraud with their blessings. Mitt Romney and Bain are involved with a company that makes and distributes voting machines but I suppose Canister you don’t have a problem with that conflict of interest and the potential of voter manipulation and fraud because you’re so patriotic.

  • daffodilly

    WHY DON’T THE REPUBLICANS CLEAN HOUSE? WHAT ABOUT ALL THE ILLEGALITIES AND SHANANIGANS APPEALS TO THEM? NONE OF THE REPUBLICAN LEADERS WHO WANT TO BE CONSIDERED RIGHTOUS SPEAK OUT ABOUT THESE THINGS. WHAT’S WRONG? WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID OF? THEY DO APPEAR TO BE COWERING IN THEIR RABBIT HOLE AFRAID TO POKE THEIR TWITCHING LITTLE NOSES OUT TO SMELL THE FOUL AIR.

  • ococoob

    The GOP proved there’s voter fraud. From their OWN DOING!

  • PRISON for trampling American’s rights!

  • They ruined a young life lets see if they make him a CEO of a Fortune 500 company after his jail term!

  • dre

    its sad that these stupid lying stealing GOP people always got to do some low and negative. Thats all they are known for is lying and stealing….

  • dre

    They all are lying, stupid, ignorant, racist, stealing frauds. I hope all the GOP party go down.

  • AlexanderKebang

    GOP should not continue to have people in its pay roll destroying voters lists. Doing so is to discourage the American world admirers for being the best example of democracy with human face, worthy of copying. Things must change for the better. The truth is the final test of a human dignity and nations should build on truth to be able to serve humanity well. I support Democrats’ openness and transparency -“Glassnos”.

  • IT IS SO SAD WHAT THESE PEOPLE ARE DOING THESE GOP”S REALLY THINK THAT IT IS ALL ABOUT THEM I DO HOPE THAT PEOLPLE ARE LOOKING WHO WOULD WANT PEOPLE LIKE THIS RUNNING THIS COUNRTY THEY LIE CHEAT AND STEAL IF ANYTHING THEY ARE THE ONES WHO NEEDS TO BE WATCH BECAUSE THEY ARE TRYING TO STEAL THIS ELECTION AND WE WILL NOT LET THEM

  • jms724

    Why aren’t these people being indicted..better still Democrats should do “an ISSA” investigation..the sooner the better.

  • nobsartist

    I like to ask all good republiCONs-

    Do you like the fact that your party is run and financed by the John Birch Society?

    A simple yes or no answer will do.

    • Wow!!JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY. That is getting down to something like McCarthyism and making all those democrats black listed like all those Hollywood stars

  • William Deutschlander

    It certainly is becoming a fact that the REPUBLICAN CARTEL desires to rig the election with VOTER FRAUD, VOTER INTIMIDATION and VOTER RESTRICTION very much like is done in DICTATORSHIPS!

  • Does anyone, other than me, find it REALLY ODD that both incidents of voter fraud has been done by the Republicans and the group that they (the Republicans) hired???? These idiots will stop at NOTHING to help Mittwitt!

  • Nuff said! If it looks like chicken s–t, and it smells like chicken s–t, and it tastes like chicken s–t, it must BE. We need to wake up and smell the chicken s–t. Case after case of voter fraud, coupled with Republican state legislatures trying to keep REAL people from voting, along with a candidate who has nothing but disdain for AT LEAST 47% of the people in this country all adds up to one rather large accumulation of – you guessed it – chicken s–t! And, of course, they believe Romney won the second debate and biden lost to Ryan. If it smells like ——-! Nuff said!

  • DrDon

    If this had been an ACORN ploy it would be plastered all over Faux news, Rush, Beck, and we would never hear the end of it, there would be calls for Congressional investigations, demands for this Pinpoint outfit to be shut down, etc., etc. But I doubt the mainstream media will even mention it.

  • nobsartist

    I find it puzzling that no Dems tried to investigate the wall street fraud, voter machine fraud or tried to reverse reaguns failed health care bill of 1982.

  • It does not matter that the Virginia voter registration applications do not disclose party affiliation. That does not stop the person doing the registering from asking the person being registered whether he/she is Republican or Democrat. This is probably, more than likely, what Colin Small did. After he found out a person that he was registering was a Democrat, somehow that completed application ended up in the dumpster. I don’t put anything past Pinpoint and other Republican companies hired by Republican politicians and legislatures to register voters. These trolls doing the registering have been given their marching orders by the powers that be to lie, cheat, steal and do everything in their power to only register Republicans. With all of the rampant dirty tricks employed by Republicans to suppress and disenfranchise legal minorities and Democrat voters, it does not surprise me that their party will do any and everything possible to gain total political power in this country. To them it doesn’t matter what illegal and unethical things they have to do to achieve those ends. They are only interested in enacting their political agenda, racist views, and phony religious fanaticism on all Americans. Yet, despite all of these illegal voter suppressions activities going on by the hands of the Republican party, one does not hear a single thing even mentioned about it in mainstream media. CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News, SHAME ON YOU!!! Another area of concern for me is the voting machines in all states. Republicans control these. Has there been any requests by the Democrat party or non-partisan groups to have these machines checked out for possible manipulation? Also, will adequate voting machines be made available in heavy minority and Democrat precincts? I hope that there are plenty of Democrat monitors at each polling place to make certain that the integrity of the vote will be upheld. Too many people fought, bled and died for the right to vote. Please exercise you right to vote! Don’t believe for one single second that it will not affect you. It WILL!!!!!

  • pauly2468

    Do we have good reasons to believe that what the Sheriff is saying is accurate?This incident is not part of a larger problem with Repub’s suppression of voters?
    I’d like to think there is no concern of widespread malfeasance with voter registration forms but I’m not sure that is the case in the involved county and, as was mentioned in the article,the problem is widespread in other areas.

  • nobsartist

    Speaking of voter fraud, look no further than michigan republiKKKON congressman thaddeus mcotter got caught using over 1500 FAKE signatures on his petition to get on the ballot. republiKKKON “speaker of the house” bolger got caught running as a dem to get elected and then switched party’s.

    the fraud republiKKKON “attorney general” shuitty refuses to do anything, typical of the republiKKKON punks.

    All talk.

    just like the big mouth, brainless “james”.

  • nobsartist

    republiCONs –
    sold weapons to Iran
    sold weapons to Iraq
    sold nukes to israel
    gave the chinese a top secret spy plane
    lied us into 2 wars
    trampled the Constitution
    trampled the Geneva Convention
    made it legal to spy on Americans with no warrant
    created 9/11
    collapsed the economy
    and now, want to elect a president in business with the red chinese army