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October 19, 2012

GOP contractor charged with voter fraud

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — A man who worked for a contractor hired by the state Republican Party has been charged with 13 felony and misdemeanor counts after sheriff’s deputies in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley say he tossed voter registration forms into a dump bin.

The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office said it arrested 31-year-old Colin Small of Phoenixville, Pa., on Thursday on charges of voter registration fraud. He was charged after the forms were found in a dump bin in Harrisonburg.

The sheriff’s office said Small is a voter registration supervisor for an independent contractor hired by the state GOP to register voters.

State Republican Chairman Pat Mullins told the Daily News Record (http://bit.ly/RMRAch) Small was fired immediately after the allegations surfaced.

It was not immediately clear Friday if Small has an attorney.

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