In an utterly surprising development, an employee of a firm hired by the Republicans to help with voter (suppression), ahem, registration was arrested today

Colin Small from Pennsylvania was arrested in Harrisonburg today and charged with throwing away voter registration forms.

NBC Va. Affilliate reports the arrest


October 18, 2012

The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the investigation of voter registration fraud that began on the afternoon of October 15th when law enforcement received a citizen complaint of voter registration application forms being found in a dumpster behind a business in the City of Harrisonburg.

 The following individual has been charged:

Mr. Colin Small, 31 year old male of Phoenixville, PA
Voter Registration Supervisor employed by Pinpoint, an independent private organization contracted by the Republican Party of Virginia for purposes of general voter registration.
Copy of mugshot attached to this release
 The following charges have been placed:

Four (4) counts of Destruction of Voter Registration Application, Class 1 Misdemeanor, Section 24.2-1002.01, Code of Virginia
Eight (8) counts of Disclosure of Voter Registration Application, Class 5 Felony, Section 24.2-1002.01, Code of Virginia
One (1) count of Obstruction of Justice, Class 1 Misdemeanor, Section 18.2-460(A), Code of Virginia
These charges are based upon lengthy consultation with and assistance from the Rockingham County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office regarding the investigation.

There is no indication that this activity was widespread in our jurisdiction; it appears to be very limited in nature but there is the possibility that additional charges may be filed in the future if it is deemed appropriate.  There are no other details that we can release at this time, as this is still an active and ongoing criminal investigation.

Anyone who may have a question regarding their own voter registration status is encouraged to contact the County Registrar’s office or the Sheriff’s Office.

Well, he must have been busy at work on all that voter fraud that the Democrats are busy perpetrating!  I hope that the Virginia Dems help those who have just registered make sure THAT THEIR REGISTRATIONS HAVEN'T BEEN THROWN AWAY.

Democratic Underground also reported on the case

TPM Muckracker

also just reported:

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.

Well I, for one, am really relieved that this act of voter suppression was 'limited in nature.'  Whew!  What a relief!  
Move along.  These aren't the droids you've been looking for!
This is the main issue in the election:  Voter Suppression and Voting Machine Fraud

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