After their desperate, dishonest, attempts to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of legal voters while smearing GOTV efforts and tie it all somehow to Obama and suggest they were destroying the very fabric of Democracy, well…
This is no big deal. He’s barely connected to the Republican party, is not part of their leadership, did not appear to be doing any voter fraud except for registering himself under his parents’ address, and he’s looking at 3 years in prison? Calling him a “Republican Voter Registration Chief!” is goofy. He’s part of a company that Repubs hired to get some signatures, and there’s no allegation that he registered anyone else illegally.
Years ago, I worked for the local township newspaper, and the Editor/Publisher was a constant candidate for the local school board. The teacher’s union had their hand-picked group, and ran the board for…well, pretty much forever. When my boss was finally elected to the board, the regular members used a BS technicality to get him tossed out.
Each year, in order to make his candidacy legit, he had to have a township resident “sponsor” him, and then get 10 signatures on a petition. I had always been his sponsor, so the year after he was booted, I sponsored him again. However, I forgot one small detail: I wasn’t allowed to. See, I had moved in the previous year, and completely forgot that I was just over the township line. Needless to say, the opposition figured this out and gleefully nullified my boss’ eligibility.
Good thing none of them were aware that apparently I could’ve been arrested for my crime.
It’s a huge deal. Fraudulently switch voters’ party affiliations affects their ability to vote in upcoming primaries, skews statistics and demographic reporting, and is deceptive for the voters themselves.
I oppose fraud from anyone. Throw the book at this guy.