More details are emerging on the situation in Virginia, where an employee of the Republican National Committee has been arrested on several felony counts of trashing voter registration forms. First of all, more people are now coming forward in other parts of the state saying that their registration forms were apparently not turned in.
This morning I had a chance to interview someone who I will identify for now by her first name. Lucy is a student at James Madison University, and she comes from the Northern Virginia area where she was registered to vote. About 2-3 weeks ago, Lucy saw a voter registration table on campus when she was walking in between classes. She stopped to fill out a voter registration form to change her voting address from her parents house in Fairfax to her dorm address in Harrisonburg so she could vote in person on election day.
On Wednesday night Lucy went online to check her voter registration status and found out she had not been registered in Harrisonburg- meaning whoever was collecting her form on campus had not turned it in.
This is now a THIRD location where we are hearing about voters in this area being falsely registered. The forms that were collected from the dumpster on Monday that led to the recent indictment came from a local street festival and a registration at the local community college.
And the LA Times is reporting that Colin Small, the guy now under arrest, worked for Strategic Allied Consulting, the company the RNC has fired in several states after reports of fraudulent voter registrations and other abnormalities showed up all over the country. But when that company was fired, the RNC continued the same operations with the same people, just moving the SAC employees over to themselves. That’s why Small was working for them:
Colin Small, 31, was working as a supervisor as part of a registration operation in eight swing states financed by the Republican National Committee. Small, of Phoenixville, Pa., was first hired by Strategic Allied Consulting, a firm that was fired by the party after suspect voter forms surfaced in Florida and other states…
After Sproul was dumped, the registration operation that he assembled continued working under the supervision of party officials, Spicer said. He said the workers will continue to do get-out-the-vote work until the election.
This is gonna get bigger, I guarantee it. There’s little chance that this was an isolated situation, one rogue employee.