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Sun Oct 21, 2012, 06:31 AM

Attorney general won’t investigate worker arrested for dumping voter registrations

http://wtvr.com/2012/10/20/attorney-general-wont-investigate-worker-arrested-for-dumping-voter-registrations/

The State Board Of Elections says it will not ask Virginia’s Attorney General to investigate the case of a Republican Party contract worker, accused of throwing voter registration forms in the trash.

State Senator Donald McEachin, who is chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus, asked the attorney general to investigate following the arrest of after Colin Small.

Small was a contractor hired by the Republican Party of Virginia to conduct voter registration drives.

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Reply Attorney general won’t investigate worker arrested for dumping voter registrations (Original post)
eridani Oct 2012 OP
UCmeNdc Oct 2012 #1
Scuba Oct 2012 #2
2theleft Oct 2012 #20
Kablooie Oct 2012 #48
aandegoons Oct 2012 #3
UCmeNdc Oct 2012 #4
justiceischeap Oct 2012 #5
Calypso0956 Oct 2012 #7
justiceischeap Oct 2012 #10
Lasher Oct 2012 #12
LeftofObama Oct 2012 #13
Calypso0956 Oct 2012 #17
TalkingDog Oct 2012 #36
Festivito Oct 2012 #27
Calypso0956 Oct 2012 #6
boingboinh Oct 2012 #8
onenote Oct 2012 #30
ancianita Oct 2012 #9
onenote Oct 2012 #32
desertduck Oct 2012 #11
Glimmer of Hope Oct 2012 #14
on point Oct 2012 #15
Botany Oct 2012 #16
Z_I_Peevey Oct 2012 #18
Calypso0956 Oct 2012 #25
Smilo Oct 2012 #19
DFW Oct 2012 #21
Sadiedog Oct 2012 #22
Pakid Oct 2012 #23
BeliQueen Oct 2012 #24
CoffeeCat Oct 2012 #26
brewens Oct 2012 #28
Frustratedlady Oct 2012 #29
atreides1 Oct 2012 #31
alfredo Oct 2012 #33
kooljerk666 Oct 2012 #34
2theleft Oct 2012 #35
Brigid Oct 2012 #37
reflection Oct 2012 #38
Baitball Blogger Oct 2012 #39
McCamy Taylor Oct 2012 #40
octoberlib Oct 2012 #41
Baitball Blogger Oct 2012 #42
Tigress DEM Oct 2012 #49
Blue Owl Oct 2012 #43
PoliticAverse Oct 2012 #44
deafskeptic Oct 2012 #45
Kablooie Oct 2012 #46
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Oct 2012 #47

Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 06:36 AM

1. How could they not investigate?

This is a flagrant violation of the law. How can they ignore someone breaking the law and not investigate? How wide spread is this crime? No investigation means no understanding who else is breaking the law. The Virginia Democratic Party should demand an investigation and justice!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 06:38 AM

2. IOKIYAR

 

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Response to UCmeNdc (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 08:33 AM

20. Why won't they investigate?

Ken Cuccinelli - Tea Party Atty General. Any more questions?

This guy is completely insane and will be running for Governor of VA.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:35 PM

48. Because it was done to help Republicans.

Duh.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 06:53 AM

3. This country is so completely messed up.

They do it right out in the open now.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 06:54 AM

4. More than one is involved in this

More people are doing this than the one that got caught.

The democratic party needs to get this guy under oath and find out what is really going on!

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 07:11 AM

5. Why can't there be a Federal investigation? nt

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 07:26 AM

7. Hello~

New here, what does nt mean?

TIA

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Response to Calypso0956 (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 07:33 AM

10. It means no text

that you don't have to click into the title to see a post.

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Response to Calypso0956 (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 07:36 AM

12. No text.

It means there is nothing to follow, like EOM (end of message)

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Response to Calypso0956 (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 07:36 AM

13. nt means there is no text in the body of the message. Only text in the subject line. n/t

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #13)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 08:13 AM

17. Thank you all~

I couldn't figure that one out!

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Response to Calypso0956 (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:41 AM

36. And just in case nobody has said it yet: Welcome to DU! n/t

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:06 AM

27. Sounds like we need a federal investigation of Mr. Colin Small.

And, perhaps the State Board Of Elections as well. Are they complicit with this illegal act?

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 07:25 AM

6. Wow!!

Thank you for posting this.

This is totally UNACCEPTABLE!

You can bet your ass if this was a DEMOCRAT who did this, it would be all over the news with some bogus direct link to BO or JB which would be "thoroughly investigated".

I really hope this is an isolated incident, but I can't convince myself that's the case.

After watching, stunned I might add, the birth of the GW Bush admin, anything is possible.

I'm not a pessimist by any means nor am I some paranoid crazy person, but are we seeing the handwriting on the wall with Tagg Romney and these Voting Machines?

If those in positions of authority aren't upholding the law, and sweeping crap like this under the rug, what does this say about us as a nation, a country?

IF "We the people" cannot trust those in authority, then how the frig is anyone else in the world going to trust us?



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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 07:30 AM

8. Fully Expected -- The State Board are all Republican.

 

The last they want right now is national attention that republicans are beginning their voter supressions this cycle.

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Response to boingboinh (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:13 AM

30. I think its 2 repubs and one Democrat.

All appointed by the current repub governor.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 07:31 AM

9. It's a federal AND state election. State's AG should initiate legal action on election corruption,

whether any 'agencies' ask them to or not.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:14 AM

32. The State's AG is a tea party crazy. He's not going to lift a finger.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 07:34 AM

11. Crazy!!!!! Nt

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 07:37 AM

14. What? This is so messed up.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 08:05 AM

15. Seems a federal civil rights violation to deny someone the right to vote, NO?

Come on Holder, do your job.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 08:11 AM

16. I hope the US DoJ follows up on this because:

Mr. Small ..... Mr. I'll put the democratic voter registrations in a dumpster Guy ......



worked for this guy, Nathan Sproul. (think Ohio 2004)



and guess who has the same mailing address as Mr. Sproul?




As sharp-eyed BRAD BLOG commenter "Citizen92" noticed in those newly released documents, the "Key takeaway from this is that Strategic Allied Consulting has a business address of 45 North Hill Drive, Suite 100, Warrenton, VA."

"Who else has a business address at 45 North Hill Drive?," Citizen92 asked rhetorically, "American Crossroads, Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie's 527 group."

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Response to Botany (Reply #16)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 08:25 AM

18. Please put up a Karl Rove Booger Alert

before posting that photo ever again.

And as to the subject of this thread, the only way we're going to get attention on this election fraud is bottom-up action. Just like "Romnesia," just like Sensata.

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Response to Z_I_Peevey (Reply #18)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 08:59 AM

25. Seriously!

They just get UGLIER as I scroll through the pictures.

I hope I don't have nightmares!!

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 08:29 AM

19. Disgusting

Grrrrrrrrrr

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 08:34 AM

21. There used to be an expression

"Are you gonna make a Federal case out of it?"

I's say it is time to do exactly that, and name the State Board of Elections as well as Rove as co-conspirators.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 08:39 AM

22. And yet, how they screamed Voter Fraud to disenfranchise certain voters!!!N/T.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 08:53 AM

23. That is pure Bull but then what do you except when Republican are involved

since there is not one shred of honesty in the whole Republican party

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 08:56 AM

24. Don't take this lying down. Contact info@sbe.virginia.gov

If you live in Virginia, or are just concerned that if this goes unpunished it will set the precedent that it is okay, you should contact the Virginia Board of Elections to let them know that this case needs to go to court.

info@sbe.virginia.gov

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:03 AM

26. There needs to be a takeaway from all of this--a campaign

What is clear is that this case is the tip of the iceberg. How many other trash bags full of voter registrations were dumped in Virginia? In Ohio? In Nevada? In Wisconsin?

How many other registration suppression tactics were used all across this country?

Ruminating about this, helps us in the short term and I agree we need to vent, but we need to do something.

Democrats--as a whole--need to combat these evil and unpatriotic voter-suppression crimes.

I think we should launch a campaign to request that people check their voter registrations, to make sure that they are registered. Double check all the way up until voting day.

In my state, we have same-day registration. So, it's doubtful these kinds of tactics would be used here. However, in those swing states were registration closes well before the election--people need to watch their registrations closely. Maybe there could be a central "reporting" website or something--where people from each state could go--to report that there is a problem. To report that they can't vote.

Take Virginia--these bastards did this on the day that registration was closed. How about a website where people from Virginia report that they filled out a voter-registration card, but now they discover that they aren't registered? There could be a campaign--with billboards, local spots on television. If local media covered it--the word would get out. At least, voters in each state could get a handle on how widespread this is. Our government can't ignore groups of organized Americans who are being denied their right to vote.

I work in public relations/media relations. I've designed many successful campaigns. This wouldn't be that difficult to put together. Something like this needs to be done.

It's obvious that cheating is a very significant part of the Republican strategy.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:08 AM

28. That little puke need some prison tattoos to go with his skinhead! More importantly

whoever put him up to it needs to be nailed.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:11 AM

29. This needs to be screamed from the rooftops.

How dare they? They have no shame and are certainly not fulfilling their duties.

Look at the situation in Ohio where the courts told them to extend the hours to everyone, but their...whatever you call him...refuses to comply. Then, to jail with you!

WTH is going on?

The election scares the devil out of me. The Republican party has decided they can do whatever they want and the Democrats won't go after them. If a few of them would spend several months/years in prison, maybe the rest would straighten up.

This is going out to friends and family.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:14 AM

31. Not surprised

Cuccinelli has his eye on being governor and he needs the support from Rove's cronies! The man isn't going to bite the hand that feeds him now is he?

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:20 AM

33. But will Small still be prosecuted by local prosecutors?

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:25 AM

34. When state officials are help supress votes the feds have KKK act 1871..........

 

http://upload.democraticunderground.com/10021573790#post4

It appears election supression or registration fraud is a very serious Federal Offense & people should be going to jail.

This is from Dec 2012 page 46 "Grant takes on the KKK" American History Mag......

April 1871 Congress approved what was formally named '~ Act to Enforce the Provisions of the FoUrteenth Amendment" but in- formally dubbed the Ku Klux Klan Act. The measure allowed persons deprived of their rights under the Constitution to bring suit in federal courts (rather than state courts). It defined conspiracy to deprive citizens of the equal protection of the laws or prevent citizens from voting, and it permitted the prosecution of such conspiracies in federal courts. It also declared that when the denial of rights was so organized and egregious that it overawed state authorities, or when state authorities connived in the denial, such combinations "shall be deemed a rebellion against the government of the United States." The president was then authorized "to sus- pend the privileges of the writ of habeas corpus, to the end that such rebellion may be overthrown."
THE UW GAVE GRANT the power he sought, but it was up to him to use it. "It is my earnest wish that peace and cheerful obedience to law may prevail throughout the land and that all traces of our late unhappy civil strife may be speedily removed," the president proclaimed after its passage. Yet neither Grant's words nor the legislation did anything to sway Southern racists.


More on the aforementioned law: http://www.enotes.com/ku-klux-klan-act-1871-reference/ku-klux-klan-act-1871



I am not a lawyer and am not sure if this law works in all 50 states or just ex-confederate ones, but it seems intended to deal with KKK type elected officials at state & local levels. This is the 3rd time I posted it, anyone with any legal expertise please explain if this law is relevent. I spent all day on the phone friday trying to get feds informed & into action.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:34 AM

35. Just contacted Webb and Warner

Tried to online contact Cuccinelli, not that it would help, but you know...he doesn't have the ability to send a communication online so I will call tomorrow.

Going to go try to contact the Board of Elections now.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:46 AM

37. When people lose faith in the electoral process . . .

Well, it isn't hard to figure out what will happen next.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 10:45 AM

38. What. The. Fuuuuuuckkkkkkk.

Are you kidding me?

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 12:11 PM

39. They won't investigate because it involved one of the privileged white guys,

and boys will be boys.

ACORN on the other hand...

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 12:16 PM

40. Then the federal government needs to step in.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 12:19 PM

41. Since it took place in at least 8 different states, can't the DOJ get involved? n/t

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 12:39 PM

42. I just thought of something!

They should at least see where those registration forms came from. If it was in a Democratic-leaning district then it would make sense that they would just dump it without fear that they would disenfranchise too many Republicans.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #42)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 10:01 PM

49. It shouldn't matter if it's DEM or Rethug. Those were voter registration forms being thrown away.

I'd be just as pissed if a DEM were doing this. WRONG is WRONG.

EVERY VOTE COUNTS, so COUNT EVERY VOTE.


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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:08 PM

43. FUBAR

n/t

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 05:11 PM

44. Doesn't matter what is illegal if the laws are not enforced. n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #44)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 08:50 PM

45. then we need to put the teeth into the law! N/T

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:33 PM

46. Ah. The wheels of justice turn exactly like my pessimistic mind expected.

Unfortunately.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:34 PM

47. LOL

Nothing to see here....more important things to do like arrest black people at the polls and shit. Unreal.

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