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  •  I'm really confused here (2+ / 0-)
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    Walt starr, Rashaverak

    Haven't I read that this guy has been charged with 12 felonies and a handful of misdemeanors?  Are those charges being dropped or are they being pursued by the feds or what?  I read the article that is linked in the diary but the information isn't in there.  Am I to understand that all charges are being dropped and he is being released?

    "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -Gandhi

    by Triscula on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 03:17:54 AM PDT

    •  Maybe this will clear up things (3+ / 0-)
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      Walt starr, M Sullivan, lgmcp

      He as been charged with violating two state laws dealing with the handling of voter registration applications.  He's being prosecuted on the local level by the local district attorney.

      He was released on bond a couple of days ago.

      The problem is this.  

      1.  He was working for PinPoint, a company under contract to the Republican Party of Virginia.

      2.  There is another company, Strategic Allied Resources (SAR) , headed by Nathan Sproul, an individual with a long record (dating back at least to 2004) of election fraud, tampering with voter registration, and the like.

      3.  SAR was under contract with the Republican National Committee and the Romney campaign to conduct voter registration in several swing states -- Florida, Virginia, Colorado, and others.

      4.  SAR employees in Florida were found turning in phony voter registration applications and the FL GOP fired them.

      5.  SAR then changed their name to PinPoint and went back to work.

      6.  PinPoint/SAR shares offices in Virginia with:  (1) Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS PAC; (2) Ed Gillispie's 527 GOP PAC; and, (3) VA State Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel.

      7.  Vogel is former general counsel to the Republican National Committee and was head of their voter support activities in Florida in 2004 and 2008.  She also is the author of a bill that passed the VA General Assembly requiring women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound, whether needed or not.

      The local district attorney who is prosecuting Colin Small does not have the authority or resources to investigate this tangled web of deceit and voter suppression -- only the state AG or the feds have that authority and power.  So far, neither the AG nor the feds have indicated any desire to follow the many threads of this tangled web.

      Hope that clears up things.

      •  Don't know how much investigatory power (0+ / 0-)

        one needs when you've got a perp caught red-handed.  He'll want to sing.

        Also, the diarist quoted this:

        Under the written law the Virgina Attorney General is unable to move forward with a prosecution unless it is requested to investigate by the VSBE. Small, therefore, is off the legal hook despite the fact he was witnessed and there is evidence of him committing a crime.
        I'd like to see a citation to the  specific "written law."  Better yet, a citation and a quote of the statutory language.

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