Here's the short version: A 31-year-old Pennsylvania man was arrested today in Harrisonburg, VA, and charged with 12 felony counts for destroying (actually, trying to destroy) completed voter registration cards. On Colin Small's LinkedIn profile he says he works for the "Republican National Committee." He is employed by Pinpoint, a company that was hired by the Republican Party of Virginia to help with voter registration.
Details below the squiggle.
On Wednesday, a story broke from Harrisonburg, VA. Seems that, on Monday, a store owner observed a car drive up to the dumpster behind his store -- guy got out, tossed a trash bag in the dumpster, and drove away -- black Toyota Camry with Pennsylvania plates.
The store owner checked out the trash bag and found completed voter registration forms. He called the cops, the forms were taken to the courthouse and processed minutes before the deadline to register. Meanwhile, the same Camry was spotted parked in front of the local GOP headquarters -- which also houses the offices of the local GOP state senator and Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS.
Initially there was some concern among Democrats because the county sheriff who was investigating is a big Republican. However, looks as though the sheriff takes his duties seriously because today:
The Rockingham County Sheriff's office has arrested a Pennsylvania man and charged him with attempting to throw away filled out voter registration forms.Not Larry Sabato adds: "Sheriff's office said he was a vendor through Republican Party of Virginia, his linkedin profile says he works for the Republican National Committee."
Colin Small, 31 year old male from Phoenixville, PA has been charged with 12 felonies in connection with the controversy. He is employed by Pinpoint, a company that was hired by the Republican Party of Virginia to help with voter registration.
NLS also provides a screenshot of Colin Small's LinkedIn profile, where he lists himself as "Grassroots Field Director at Republican National Committee."