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Don’t Worry, This Terrifying Murder-Looking Dude Was Only Arrested For Throwing Away Voter Registrations

Dick headWhew! After getting a load of that mug shot, you are forgiven for gathering your children close in your embrace. There’s evil out there in the world, and some of it destroys voter registration forms in Virginia. Psycho shower scene squeak knife sound! But it’s cool, it’s cool! The Rockingham Sheriff, according to TPM, is pretty sure “there was no indication that the activity was widespread in their jurisdiction and said the conduct ‘appears to be limited in nature.” Which makes total sense. Why wouldn’t the RNC’s grassroots field director (according to his Linked-In), only destroy voter reg forms once? Obviously that is not the kind of thing one does over and over, whenever one gets a fresh stack of applications from, say, the wrong precinct or people (just spitballin’ here) of the wrong demographic. (Party affiliation isn’t listed on Virginia voter reg forms, meaning you have to be more creative in determining whose vote to attempt to void.) Nah, it is more like a crime of passion, unplanned, not at all systemic, to carefully find a dumpster two blocks from the RNC office and illicitly toss an envelope with eight voter reg forms in it. Those sheriffs probably solve every crime with their great perfect logic and human-condition insights.

Anyway, dude worked for “Strategic Allied Consulting,” which used to be Nathan Sproul until he and his company got “fired” for voter registration fraud (spoiler alert: they did not really get fired), but apparently the RNC kept everyone from the organization that had been committing voter registration fraud, but they have a zero tolerance policy for voter registration fraud, so it’s cool. Here you can ask them!

[RNC spokesman Sean] Spicer said that once the accusations were made about dumping registration forms, the employee was immediately fired. He has said that the Republican National Committee had “zero tolerance” for potential fraud.

Jeez, what more do you people want?

[Crooks&Liars / TPM]

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130 comments

  1. memzilla

    This is only the latest in a long line of these incidents. The only voter fraud that's been committed — what Rethuglicans constantly rail about — has been committed by Rethuglican operatives.

    Give me a call when Faux News does a story on this. And ask for Blue Boy, 'cause I'll be holding my breath.

    1. Terry

      So, when Fox rants and raves about voter fraud, they know of what they speak. Too bad they get the parties mixed up.

    2. Lascauxcaveman

      Now I get it. Republican state houses are making an all-out effort to enact voter suppression laws because it's more cost effective than hiring lugs like this to sign up voters and ferret out the brown ones. It's the efficiency of scale.

    1. actor212

      I imagine many an older conservative bear is fapping right now, looking into those purty limpid eyes and imagining him about waist high….

  2. Lot_49

    Not to worry. If the voters whose forms were destroyed show up at the polls, wait in line, complain mightily and threaten to sue, their ballots will accepted on a conditional basis, and then thrown out if the VA is in play. See? The system works!

  3. sullivanst

    So, the RNC hires the exact same people who perpetrated the exact same types of fraud against voters in 2008, and 2004, and 2000, and they're shocked, shocked, to discover fraud is happening again?

    Yeah, and I got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell ya. Very nice stonework, great views of downtown.

        1. tessiee

          "People" like the Romneys will let guys like this do their dirty work for them (after all, one doesn't want one's fingerprints on anything… distasteful), but they won't speak to them if they see them in public.

  4. Self-Uploader

    Granted there's a lot more than 8 involved, but what about those 8? Did they miss a deadline because of this? Have they been informed? Did their forms get processed?

    1. cognachas4paws

      The investigators were able to get the forms turned in before the deadline so they should be okay…maybe…who knows.

      1. sullivanst

        Yeah, I can't help but wonder. What kind of idiot would chuck complete forms in the dumpster, instead of shredding them? Someone who wanted to be caught, perhaps? Someone whose conscience finally pricked him after months of doing this on a regular basis, potentially?

        Because I guarantee that Nathan Sproul and his army of minions have destroyed or discarded a lot more than 8 registration forms this election season. Stone cold money-back no-questions-asked guarantee.

        1. BerkeleyBear

          Someone who's shredder privileges were revoked because he kept jamming it with stuff he thought would be "cool" to shred?

    2. Mumbletypeg

      Did their forms get processed?
      From the latimes blog:

      Three of the voters turned out to be already registered, according to Donald Palmer, secretary of the Virginia State Board of Elections. The other five were not registered, and have since been added to the voter roll. Registration closed on Monday.

  5. Monsieur_Grumpe

    “He has said that the Republican National Committee had “zero tolerance” for potential fraud.”
    Zero tolerance for getting caught at voter fraud.
    Fixed.

    1. Biel_ze_Bubba

      Memo to the troops: "Dumpsters must be at least 4 blocks away. There will be zero tolerance for infractions."

  6. HouseOfTheBlueLights

    To answer your question, they want democrats to stop voting. It messes up the results.

  7. Monsieur_Grumpe

    He almost has the perfect Republican look going on there. All that's missing is a red tie, flag pin and pocket full of Rent-A-Boy receipts.

      1. Biel_ze_Bubba

        He's still young, but you can tell he's working on it. He's got that classy cheeseburgers-and-pizza look about him.

      2. tessiee

        He can't be much more than 20, and Virginia isn't really the Deep South. Give him another 5 years of Cheetos and Red Bull, and he'll be, if not morbidly obese, at least all fat-necked and beefy-faced.

  8. BaldarTFlagass

    New Harper's came in the mail this week has a cover story about this shit. TL/DR. Maybe this weekend.

  9. jodyleek

    "He has said that the Republican National Committee had “zero tolerance” for potential fraud."

    Ah, yes, he is right. There are no "potential" frauds in the RNC. They are all completely, thoroughly actual frauds.

  10. Texan_Bulldog

    I had to quickly scroll away from his picture because his eyes follow you. I bet this photo looks just like the one on his Aryan Nation membership card.

    1. tessiee

      "lifting heavy objects for Mother"

      putting those heavy objects deep in the darkest corners of the basement while Mother scrubs those stubborn stains out of the floorboards…

  11. BaldarTFlagass

    So, I've been out all week. Anything exciting happen in the world of politics? Closer to home, has the Brazilian Invasion been repulsed?

      1. Lascauxcaveman

        I love it. The homer-iest team in beisbol ran out of homers a little too early in the playoff season, eh? Although that new kid, Ichiro, was hitting pretty well.

        [/Mariners fan]

      2. Negropolis

        You know, if A-Rod (and Jeter to a lesser extent) spent less time trying to "hit that" with every random baseball fan in any given stadium, and more time trying to hit baseballs, they might have been able to compete.

    1. UW8316154

      Bamz got his mojo back, that's promising.
      Gay marriage and medical marijuana initiatives prepped to pass in Washington

      The Brazilians saw that photo of Josh Romney, got scared and left, but it was a fun diversion from the norm ~ kkkkkk

      1. Lascauxcaveman

        "Medical" marijuana? We've had that lame old saw since 1998. Read the ballot initiative again, my friend. This time it's about reefer for all (21 and over), in your friendly neighborhood state-run mary jane store.

        And the squares are all, like, flipping their wigs, daddy-o!

        1. UW8316154

          You are right, Caveman, I haven't gone through the Voter Guide yet. I guess my bias is showing, because I have no idea why anyone would want to use it EXCEPT for medical reasons.

          But for those who do, let them, I say, let them!

  12. Mumbletypeg

    "If it walks like a crook, talks like a crook, excises opposing party registration forms like a surgeon excising tumors, then get this human tumor off our body politic a new workspace, room with a view fer pete's sake and his own shredder like a GOP 'operative' deserves — what you think he should have to walk to the dumpster? We're professionals here!"

    1. BadKitty904

      So was Ted Bundy.

      I'll also point out that Bundy worked for the Republican Party, too, when not otherwise…"occupied"…

    2. tessiee

      I like the blondies, and I don't mind a touch of bad boy, but Teh Stoopid is always a deal-breaker.

  13. RomneysLogCabin

    Nathan Sproul and Associates: (il)legitimately shutting that whole registration down since 2004.

    1. Mumbletypeg

      From latimes linked above:

      After Sproul was dumped, the registration operation that he assembled continued working

      Nice choice of words, I think they're onto something!

  14. weejee

    The Rethugs are following physics, stuffing and anti-stuffing is just like matter and anti-matter. Here they were doing the anti-stuffing. See they aren't down on science.

  15. Negropolis

    They are slipping. This is an awfully crude way to influence an election, like Third World crude.

      1. Negropolis

        I guess this is actually an improvement on the old ways. I mean, it must be easier and more efficient to supress a potential vote than it is to stuff ballot boxes. Stuff ballot boxes is hard, y'all!

    1. Yellerdawg

      Yes. As I've said before, any party that has to rely on suppression and obfuscation has seen the light and is grasping at their last straws.

    2. BoroPrimorac

      Most countries in the third world issue their citizens a national I.D. which counts as automatic voter registration when a person turns eighteen. If we had a national ID we wouldn't see fucking about with voter registration forms or purging voters by compiling lists based on faulty addresses or getting last names mixed up.

  16. RomneysLogCabin

    Faux News spin: American Grassroots Field Director Charged for Free Expression.

    Your move.

  17. Negropolis

    He has a certain "put the lotion in the basket/put the hooker in the closet." look about him. Silence of the shams.

  18. Naked_Bunny

    Well, of course. When a Republican Party operative throws away voter registrations, it's a minor, isolated incident. When ACORN doesn't throw away registrations, it must be destroyed.

      1. tessiee

        ^^
        ^
        Let's all pause for a moment and imagine the giant shit hemorrhage the Rs would have if… oh, say… Natan Sanchez, or Nat Washington, a young "urban" guy who worked for the Democratic Party, were *caught* throwing away Tiff and Biff's registration forms.

  19. magic_titty

    He looks like a child of incest. Not that there's anything wrong with that. (I'm lying. Everything is wrong with that.)

  20. randoracer

    Dude is a dead ringer for the brainwashed young political rats devoted (in a somewhat amoral way) to Tim Robbins in "Bob Roberts." He'll have a swastika carved into his forehead in a couple of years.

  21. PubOption

    Republican outrage: three of these voters were already registered. Why is this boy being persecuted for preventing double registration by the evil Democratic machine?

  22. rabritz

    This story smacks of a third world banana republic. That this storye oozes out of the Great Commonwealth of Virginia, cradle to American democracy, home of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and George Washington, so somehow — well sickening.

    1. tessiee

      Certainly not Machiavelli himself; he's looking down frm Purgatory, sipping lambrusco and snickering about how these wonderbread dumb-asses are as inept at being criminals as they are at everything else that matters (singing, dancing, lovemaking, painting, poetry, cuisine, etc. etc.).

  23. docterry6973

    Get a grip, folks. Why should we imagine that GOP operatives have been destroying voter registrations left and right for the past two years or more? This is nothing but one more in a long series of totally isolated incidents that I am sure have been fully investigated by the respective state governments. Sheesh, the paranoia gets thick sometimes.

  24. MosesInvests

    Lemme guess-the names on those voter registration forms looked like "Shaniqua Washington" or "Carlos Menendez" or "Sarah Cohen"-you know, the type of people who obviously aren't legitimate voters.

  25. tessiee

    Good thing the guy who did it is very very white and very very blond; otherwise, people might think he was a criminal.

  26. owhatever

    I have information on this, but will disclose it only to Tucker Carlson in exchange for another blowjob.

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