Yesterday's news brought us the news that a new registration scandal had broken out in Virginia. Today's news seems to indicate that the firm employing the man caught tossing registration forms has ties back to Nathan Sproul's outfit and the Republican party.
I know, what a surprise. First, let's have a look at Talking Points Memo's report:
A Pennsylvania man employed by a company working for the Republican Party of Virginia was arrested by investigators from the Rockingham County Sheriff’s office on Thursday and charged with destroying voter registration forms.
Colin Small, a 31-year-old resident of Phoenixville, Pa., worked for Pinpoint, a company hired to register voters on behalf of the Republican Party of Virginia. Prosecutors charged him with four counts of destruction of voter registration applications, eight counts of failing to disclose voter registration applications and one count of obstruction of justice.
Rockingham County Sheriff Bryan Hutcheson’s office said there was no indication that the activity was widespread in their jurisdiction and said the conduct “appears to be limited in nature.” His office said there is a possibility that additional charges may be filed.
Hmmm. Pinpoint. Wait, that's the same firm that's under investigation in Florida, and that investigation is now a criminal investigation. Via the LA Times:
"I did nothing wrong," said the former assistant auto parts manager, who lost his post at a Jaguar dealership about a year ago. He said he got the voter registration job after responding to a Craigslist ad placed by a company called PinPoint Staffing seeking people to do "voter surveys." The ad specified that all applicants had to be registered Republicans and active voters.
Although he reported to a PinPoint Staffing office in West Palm Beach, he said, "I thought I was dealing with the Republican Party."
Oh, you mean CraigsList ads like this one?
Is it just me, or is it more blatant than ever this year?
Well, well, well... It seems that Colin Small, the accused fraudster in Virginia, is tied directly to the RNC. Brad Friedman has an update this morning:
Colin Small, according to his LinkedIn profile, as captured by the NotLarrySaboto blog (which was the first to highlight the initial report of a man with PA license plates tossing a bag of Virginia Voter Registration Forms into a Harrisonburg dumpster), wasn't only working for the state GOP or for Strategic Allied Consulting or for PinPoint. He was working as a "Grassroots Field Director at the Republican National Committee".