Republicans Pass Laws Under Pretext Of Stopping Voter Fraud Yet They Are The Ones Caught

imageThis is poetic justice and not an isolated incident. Republicans stole the election in 2000 with the help of George Bush’s brother and the Supreme Court. They stole the 2004 election in Ohio by discouraging votes in Democratic areas and likely equipment fraud.

Circa 2012, Republicans have passed voter suppression laws under the pretext of preventing voter fraud. What is interesting is that if actual experience is prologue our fear of voter fraud should be there. The fear however is the moneyed controlled Republican leadership voter and election fraud as they have seemed to make it a well-oiled art form.

Remember you must vote and you must encourage all to vote. That is your civic duty. Additionally you must report any instance of fraud that you perceive and let folks know we will not allow our elections to be compromised. This is America and we cannot allow any party to institute the policies I have seen in my country of origin and other countries where a Plutocracy is allowed to methodically steal elections.

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Colin Small arrested for throwing out voter registration forms in Virginia

12:36 PM, Oct 19, 2012

Richmond, Va. (CBS NEWS) — A 31-year-old man working for the Virginia Republican party was arrested on Thursday after he was caught throwing out voter registration forms, the Rockingham County sheriff’s office confirmed to CBS News.

The man, Colin Small, faces 13 felony and misdemeanor counts relating to voter fraud, including one count of obstruction of justice, four counts of destruction of voter registration applications and eight counts of disclosure of voter registration applications.

According to CBS affiliate WTVR, a local man reportedly spotted Small throwing a bag into a Harrisonburg, Va., dumpster reserved for private use by the company at which he works, and investigated because he was annoyed that the man had improperly used the dumpster. He looked in the bag to discover eight filled-out registration forms.

The forms were discovered on October 15, the deadline for voter registration in Virginia. Local officials said the forms would be counted and that the incident did not appear to be widespread.

In a statement, the Sheriff’s office said there was "no indication that this activity was widespread in our jurisdiction; it appears to be very limited in nature" but that "there is the possibility that additional charges may be filed in the future if it is deemed appropriate."

It was unclear whether the voters whose registrations were thrown out were Democrats or Republicans, because Virginia does not register by party.

Brian Moran, the chairman of the Democratic party of Virginia, called on Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and state authorities to investigate whether the recent incident could be tied to a larger effort of voter suppression.

"This individual was an employee of the first firm the Republican Party of Virginia hired to do voter registration before they fired that firm amidst allegations of fraud in other states. Virginians deserve answers as to how this person was still working for Republican campaigns here and whether his behavior was directed by his superiors or party officials," he said.

Moran went on to say, "In order to assure Virginians that this was not part of a larger Republican effort, Attorney General Cuccinelli and state authorities must conduct a thorough investigation into how Virginia Republicans conduct their voter registration and turnout efforts on behalf of George Allen, Mitt Romney and Republicans across the state.

In a statement, Republican Party of Virginia chair Pat Mullins called Small’s actions "a direct contradiction of both his training and explicit instructions given to him."

"We were alarmed by allegations recently made regarding an individual in Harrisonburg," he said. "The Republican Party of Virginia will not tolerate any action by any person that could threaten the integrity of our electoral process."

Mullins said Small was immediately fired and that the party was "grateful to the local sheriff’s office and Registrar for acting so quickly to protect our democratic process and will fully cooperate with any requests made by them."

Colin Small arrested for throwing out voter registration forms in Virginia |