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

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.

  • Dumpster guy

    I was only obeying orders.

  • http://twitter.com/gardengoddess79 Sharnell

    So what happens to all those people’s right to vote? They think they are registered but they are not. I hope they notified those people so they could re register. How about some charges against the company who hired this man? I’m sure it wasn’t his idea to throw away the registration cards.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vava.schroeder Vava Schroeder

    Cheat to win at all costs…intimidate your workers, destroy voter reg. forms, weasel around with voting hours and ID cards……the Founding Fathers are rolling in their graves along with Lincoln. Reagan probably is not too proud either.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mr.ultrasound Paul Hines

    I wonder if this is just a guy who wanted a paycheck without doing the work, like a mailman who empties his bag into a dumpster.

  • jimi.slo.ca

    There is no limit to how low the Republican Party will go to steal this election. From their candidate on down, there is no integrity or moral compass!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jacob.goren1 Jacob Goren

    This is going on all across the country. We had it here in Wisconsin BIG TIME during the Walker Recall. On the day of the Recall election, there were multiple felonies committed in Racine Country to suppress the vote. Just wait until election day. There will be carnage perpetrated by the Religious Right. They feel they’re protecting the country from the Godless, Commie, baby-killing Libtards who are voting for the Muslim Kenyan. They HONESTLY feel it’s a war. In war, there are no rules, to them.