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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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  • FNMA

    Lighten up, Francis.

  • 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.

    • Terry

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

    • 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.

      • Gleem McShineys

        Always mindful of the bottom line, we are!

  • ph7

    Josh Romney has deployed a pod for his rescue.

  • Limeylizzie

    I am not shocked, but that boy really does have a "purty mouth".

    • FNMA

      He looks like he should be playing the banjo on a porch somewhere in Georgia.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

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

    • BadKitty904

      He's def. got a "Young Hannibal Lecter" look goin' on there…

    • OneDollarJuana
    • tessiee

      Only until you hear what comes out of it, would be my guess.

  • 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!

  • Poindexter718

    Sally Mann and Diane Arbus are collaborating on a new series of mugshots now?

  • 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.

  • chascates

    Has our Editrix been up all night?

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Joe Walsh skeered her

      • chascates

        Well Walsh has said abortion never saves a woman's life which is pretty scary.

    • http://hong-kong-actresses.blogspot.com/ Chow Yun Flat

      Wearing her crimson fez and…

    • tessiee

      Ooh za za…

  • asterixaverni

    He is no where near as scary as Josh Romney.

    • BadKitty904

      But he's trying…he's trying…

    • UW8316154

      Give it time.

      • HogeyeGrex

        Nah. He'll never get there. It takes way more money and privilege.

        • 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.

      • Gleem McShineys

        SOON.

  • Barrelhse

    He's rough and he's tough and he wears his diaper low.

    • tessiee

      Are you suggesting that he's…
      The Romper Stomper???

  • http://www.marionstein.net 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?

    • cognachas4paws

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

      • 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.

        • BerkeleyBear

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

    • Biff

      Those forms have been entered into evidence. It's illegal to tamper with evidence, duh!

    • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ 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.

  • 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.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

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

  • http://rightthinkingamerican.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    Errrr……. you're not going to like Thursday.

    • calliecallie

      LOL. Where did I just hear that joke?

  • HouseOfTheBlueLights

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

  • 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.

    • sullivanst

      In Virginia GOP Soviet Russia, boy rents you,

    • OneDollarJuana

      Could be a bit pudgier, a la Rove.

      • 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.

      • 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.

    • Nowisallthereis

      A rent-a-boy receipt book. With carbons so he can use them later for some sextortion.

  • Monsieur_Grumpe

    Aren’t you up a little early your Mistressness?

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Those bumps aren't going to snort themselves.

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        See, this is why I use crack. No bumps, just crystals.

        • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

          Try meth, dude. Eventually, you won't need to go to the dentist. Win-win!

  • BaldarTFlagass

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

    • Zango Crudmonger

      Aha, been looking for a reason to saunter to the bookshop.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    • davidcmoisan

      He must be a laugh at Bund meetings. I wonder if he was too cold for even the Freikorps.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    He looks like a quiet boy, the kind neighbors would say was helpful, lifting heavy objects for Mother and mowing the lawn…

    • FNMA

      Has a crawl space full of Cub Scouts…

      • BadKitty904

        And is an avid Sunday School teacher…

      • OneDollarJuana

        Is that what's in those Boy Scout "perversion files"?

    • http://www.wonkette.com/ FlownOver

      My reaction to the mugshot was: "He's the all-American bulletheaded Saxon mother's son."

      • Lascauxcaveman

        But I'm not going to ask him "What did you kill?'

        He might answer.

    • Toomush_Infer

      Why do I think his closet is stuffed with WWII Nazi paraphernalia….?

    • 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…

    • tessiee

      "You probably don't want to look in the shed right now. I'm drying some… things… in there."

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    Gape Fear

  • 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?

    • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ Mumbletypeg

      Você tem um monte de recuperar o que fazer~

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      You didn't miss much, except the Yankees getting eliminated like the biatches they are.

      • 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]

      • 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.

    • 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

      • 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!

        • 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!

        • tessiee

          Groovy!
          *snaps fingers in applause*

    • Yellerdawg

      Don't worry about the Brazilians. We waxed them.

  • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ 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!"

  • BadKitty904

    "I was only following orders."

  • drewehartnyc

    I think he's cute (should note I like the bad boys).

    • BadKitty904

      So was Ted Bundy.

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

    • tessiee

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

  • RomneysLogCabin

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

  • EllenStranger

    Should repeatedly be thrown headfirst into a dumpster (with votes)!

    • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ 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!

  • http://wonkette.com/ 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.

  • Pragmatist2

    The RNC has 'zero-tolerance' for voter registration fraud after the fact.

    • Oblios_Cap

      When they're caught.

  • freakishlywrong

    Scion of Glenn Beck and Egg Romney.

  • Negropolis

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

    • Biff

      The old ways, they still work…

      • 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!

    • 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.

    • CthuNHu

      Yeah, but there's nothing Republicans love more than cheap Third World crude.

    • tessiee

      Don't worry, they also have other, less crude, methods *cough*Diebold*cough*.

    • 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.

  • RomneysLogCabin

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

    Your move.

  • IncenseDebate

    The Republican Party – Democracy's willing executioners.

  • DahBoner

    Sorry, but this guy is just another total loser, until he murders a couple of chicks.

    Then women will think he's a hot little "bad boy", and want to have his baby:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012/10/0

  • freakishlywrong

    Rethugs sure do love their boys..

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Sorry, but all that picture says to me is "Qu'est que c'est?"

    Fa fa fa fa…

    • FNMA

      Better run run run run run run run away…

  • Negropolis

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

  • 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.

    • Cicada

      The irony here is making my head ache.

      • 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.

  • mavenmaven

    Uh oh, scary guy is mad now. Look out Oklahoma City, protect the federal building.

  • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid_

    This cretin is Renfield to Josh Romney's Dracula.

  • 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.)

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • delaney_blom

    Maybe if one of these billboards was out there in the Shenandoah Valley, this guy would have known better.

  • dennis1943

    Someone muttered "Machiavelli"……………

    • 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.).

  • LibertyLover

    He's got that same stabby look in his eyes as Josh Romney.

  • 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.

    • tessiee

      He's probably a liberal plant anyway.

  • 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.

  • hagajim

    Guy looks like Jared Loughner's cousin.

    • tessiee

      Yeah, "looks like".

  • elviouslyqueer

    FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP.

    What? Too soon?

  • http://inappropriatejobpostings.blogspot.com/ fuflans

    personally, i wish the democratic party would get cracking on the voter fraud.

  • FNMA

    See, this is why we need voter ID laws.

  • CthuNHu

    Jeez, what more do you people want?

    Well, a hard-hitting exposé by James O'Keeffe would be nice.

  • tessiee

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

  • tessiee

    Oh, good, a new dictionary picture for "projection".

  • tessiee

    Some folk'll never eat a skunk; and then again, some folk'll…

  • tessiee

    I think they should have this guy diebold, preferably with a shredder.

  • owhatever

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

  • ttommyunger

    "Bad boy, bad boy, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when Bubba comes for you?"

  • ttommyunger

    Thought Bubble: "You will never find the body."