Sunday, October 21, 2012

Virginia's GOP run State Board of Elections refuses to ask Attorney General to investigate dumping of registration forms.

Courtesy of  

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. 

He was charged after investigators say as many as nine applications he collected were found in a trash bin behind a Harrisonburg store. 

The attorney general says he only looks into election issues after a request from the State Board of Elections. 

“There’s no way to tell by party when people fill out these forms, what party they’re affiliated with, so I don’t think there’s any political motivation,” Virginia Registrar Brandi Lilly said Friday. 

Somebody working as an operative for the Republican party disposes of registration forms, and the Board of Elections does not think "there's any political motivation?" WTF?

Do they really think he was just arbitrarily throwing away registration forms that might have contained those from people registering as Republicans? Seriously?

Okay THIS is proof positive that all of that garbage about passing Voter ID laws was NOTHING more than a partisan attempt to keep Obama supporters from coming to the polls. (As if we needed further proof of that.)

If they had REALLY been interested in fighting voter fraud they would be all over this. Especially since there is proof that this goes much further than just Virginia.

Hypocritical bastards!


  1. Every day that brings us closer to the election, I am more and more outraged by the blatant illegalities and underhanded moves demonstrated by the right.

    This is SO ridiculous- saying it's "not politically motivated"??? Are you fucking KIDDING ME? This is so offensive that he thinks ONE person believes that! It's like the man who comes home with a perfect candy apple red lipstick print on his collar and tells his wife "oh, I cut myself shaving".

    As IF every single one of us isn't completely aware that each one of these registrations likely belonged to a minority or someone with a "FORWARD" sign in their yard.

    I seriously am getting physically sick over fears the right is just going to steal the election.

    1. It doesn't have to be politically motivated. It just has to happen. The law says it's illegal to throw away registrations. He threw them in the dumpster.

      That should be all it takes.

      What we have here is CORRUPTION.

      So there needs to be a work around the corruption stopgap. I.E. someone has to either put pressure on the attys general or get around the obviously corrupt and partisan elections board.

  2. eclecticsandra3:33 PM

    I don't care if they were all Republicans, the election board should stand for citizens' right to vote. Those people registered with the belief that they will be on the rolls. The board is obstructing their rights.

  3. Anonymous3:55 PM

    Seems to me that voters in Virginia should start filling out voter grievance forms en masse.

  4. Anonymous4:17 PM

    Hitler Youth.

    1. Anonymous5:02 PM


      my initial thought precisely!

      these people are despicably corrupt, they don't deserve to run a garbage dump much less the nation.

      i pray that by 2016, when O completes his second term, this political malignancy has decreased and become irrelevant.

  5. Anonymous4:21 PM

    Check out these pictures from the Harrisonburg Va GOP Twitter feed.

    The first picture has Colin Small's team in their Harrisonburg GOP office. The second has Colin Small in the GOP office talking to Ken Cuccinelli who just happens to be the Attorney General of Virginia. Cuccinelli has announced that he is running for Governor of Virginia in 2013. Go here

    and click through to see the pictures which will be on Rachael Maddow on Monday.

    1. It's going to be on Rachael Maddow?

      Cuccinelli isn't going to be governor. This isn't going away.

    2. Anonymous6:09 PM

      maybe it's a media insider tip

  6. Anonymous4:39 PM

    I have grown to so dislike the Republican party during the past recent years. The majority of the 'men' (old, fat, white guys) currently holding office either in Congress or the state and local levels are a disgrace to Amercia! And, I so hope offices held by many of them, up for reelection in November, are cast aside!

    I'm registered as non-partisan and have already cast my Absentee Ballot (mailed) for President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. I sincerely hope many of you reading this blog do likewise.

    Romney and Ryan are frightening (cult and an extreme right Catholic) dudes/duds (!) who assuredly would take our country down!

    1. Are you scared your early paper ballot could just be thrown away while it's being counted by someone like this pillar of society? Early voting in Houston is about to start and I was going to do it because our president asked us to. But I am truly threatened by these racist bullies who have no respect for individual rights or the electoral process. I don't know a lot about who exactly tabulates votes but I am sure there's equal opportunity for republican illegality no matter how you vote.

      Damn, I wasn't joking when I said I am physically sick over this. Please, November 6th, just get here already and bring news of a democratic landslide so I can start eating and sleeping again, and get married in peace!

      Everyone, please consider volunteering at your area's most minority driven polling establishment- these are the ones least likely to have help for people who don't understand the machines, ballots, sign in process, etc. The minority elderly are at huge risk for being disenfranchised at the voting booths. I simply emailed a local MoveOn organizer and asked for the polling place with the highest number of minority and/or elderly residents and right away they referred me.

    2. eclecticsandra7:17 PM

      In Oregon we all vote by mail. I don't know how I could help anyone except by providing a stamp. Hey! maybe that is something to do.

  7. Anonymous4:39 PM

    Look at his stare and compare to Romney is the below post. SAME. EVIL.

  8. Virginia voters will have to vote this folks out next election...may be this provide some motivation...

  9. Virginia is tied. Even if it goes to Willard, he still doesn't have enough electoral votes. With Virginia, it's 269 to 277 as of the toss ups leanings today. This according to RealClearPolitics.

  10. What about one of those nine people that had their registrations thrown away. Could THEY file a complaint?

    1. Anonymous6:10 PM

      Well if they do, it will be thrown out by the Board of Elections.

  11. Sharon5:21 PM

    In the beginning of this election, we expected a violent uprising among the moron gun owner racists if Obama I fear it will be us, the educated intelligent adults that will be in the streets if Robme wins. There is no way an honest election outcome will happen unless Obama wins by a super landslide that even "they" can't void. This election has totally pulled back the curtain of OZ for the world to see...who and how our great US democracy is being manipulated by the super rich, the corps, the war mongers.

    I can't watch anymore, Las Vegas is full of those horrible commercials (I felt better voting today) so I have spent the day with the Science channel. No politics...pure science, Morgan Freeman's Wormhole series is so fantastic, all the cutting edge research being done around the world. Now Steven Hawkings series is on...sheer bliss on a Sunday. I grew up on the east coast, started my college career in marine sciences and lost my way into accounting, sigh...but I still love science. Its no wonder the religious right wants this country stupid and in fear. Obama is a true believer, our planet, every human...we are one. I read on the Obama Diary of plans to start a foundation for Ann Dunham, Barack's mom...for the wonderful gift to us in her son. I can't bear the thoughts of Michelle's garden being destroyed for dancing horses...back to Steven Hawkings.

  12. Anonymous7:24 PM

    Hitler youth....

  13. Anonymous7:52 PM

    nazi PIG! (I hate virginia nazis)

  14. Anonymous9:19 PM

    This really disturbs the shit out of me as a Canadian. I've not once in my life ever heard of this kind of voter fraud here in Canada. There might be some but damn, not to this extent....the other thing that disturbs the hell out of me is that a party and their family can own voting machines in a swing state? WTF???? I'm so happy we have the paper ballot here in Canada because it irks the shit out of voting people to know that their vote will be flushed down the toilet on these voting machines.

  15. Anonymous9:38 PM

    Is it just me? But this guy looks like he has a scar/injury on the top left side front of his head. Wonder if he's put some time in at war and lost his mind.

  16. Anonymous5:01 AM

    The Republicans spent 2 million dollars to "prevent" voter fraud, yet, when one of their operatives is caught ... they don't think it was politically motivated?

    Virginia Registrar Brandi Lilly needs to leave her republican card at the door and do her job.... The picture is mindful of the Hitler Youth .... if he was black would there be an issue?


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