Virginia Refuses To Investigate The Dumping Of Voter Registrations, Charged To A Republican Operative
Virginia’s Republican attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli, says he won’t investigate the dumping of voter registration forms, allegedly by a Republican operative.
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.