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Come Saturday Morning: Republican ‘Voter ID’ Laws Don’t Stop Republican Voting Crimes. Just Ask Nathan Sproul.

From The Brad Blog

As Republicans nationwide (like in Minnesota) promote ALEC-inspired ‘Voter ID’ laws designed to make registering to vote harder, more expensive for local governments, and more time-consuming — this last especially for those of us who work for a living and can’t take time off at the drop of a hat to wait in long lines, or who are physically incapacitated and can’t sit in long lines for hours at a time — yet another prominent Republican operative is caught committing the sort of crimes against the ballot box that the Republican voting laws ignore:

A man originally reported to have been working for the Republican Party of Virginia was arrested by the Rockingham County, VA Sheriff’s office on Thursday and charged with attempting to destroy voter registration forms by tossing them into a dumpster behind a shopping center in Harrisonburg, VA.


The man arrested today was 23-year old Colin Small of Phoenixville, PA. As it turns out, he does not only work for the VA Republican Party. According to an online profile, he appears to be working for the Republican National Committee and, prior to that, served as an Intern for Congressman Mike Kelly (R-PA) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Joseph Tanfani at the Los Angeles Times is reporting that Small was “working as a supervisor as part of a registration operation in eight swing states financed by the Republican National Committee.”

He was first hired, says Tanfani, by Strategic Allied Consulting, the firm owned by the disgraced GOP operative and paid Mitt Romney political consultant, Nathan Sproul. Even before this year’s registration fraud scandal which began with Strategic in Florida, Sproul’s companies have long been accused of, though never charged with, destroying Democratic voter registrations in election after election and state after state, going back to at least 2004. Despite that, Sproul was hired by the Bush/Cheney campaign in 2004, by the McCain/Palin Campaign in 2008, and by Romney during the Republican Primary cycle.

The Brad Blog, from whence the above quote is taken, has been following Sproul’s slimy trail for some time. TBB reported last month about Sproul’s firm being caught making fraudulent voter registrations in Florida.

And the fact that you’re probably only finding this out now — in the same country where right-wing puke funnel artists like Breitbart and O’Keefe can get a hardworking and genuinely pro-voting group like ACORN shut down by whipping up media firestorms at will — tells you just how heavily the right wing controls the news sources most Americans are most likely to encounter in their day-to-day lives.

Don’t expect Darrell the Car Thief Issa to hold hearings on Nathan Sproul anytime soon.

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