Here’s a Youtube clip of a woman in El Paso County, Colorado who is registering voters — but only ones who are going to vote for Romney. I’d really like to know who she was actually working for. If it was the county, as she claimed, some elected official is in a world of trouble. If it’s a Republican third-party group, that would be good to know too so they can be prevented from doing the same thing elsewhere.
The Huffington Post has more information. Turns out the woman is Romney campaign volunteer who lied about working for the county:
The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Wayne Williams disavowed the young woman’s statements that she was registering voters on behalf of Williams’ office. “The statement made in this video is both unfortunate and inaccurate,” Williams said in a statement. “My office does not and will not engage in partisan voter registration. It is the duty of the Clerk’s office to ensure that elections are conducted in a fair and honest manner, this includes allowing any one to register to vote regardless of their political party affiliation.”
According to 9News, the young woman registering voters outside of the Safeway storewas a volunteer for the Romney campaign who has since been spoken to by the campaign about her actions.
Oh, she’s been “spoken to.” She should be arrested. What she did was clearly illegal. And the Republicans are trying to change the subject:
Republicans in El Paso County claim that the video was recorded more than a month ago by a Democratic “campaign operative” and has been released now to damage the Romney campaign.
And why would that be relevant at all? It doesn’t matter who recorded the video, it only matters what the video shows. And this should damage the Romney campaign.
Like Dispatches on Facebook: