WTVR 6 reports on a recent development in a case in Virginia concerning voter fraud:
A man paid to register Virginia voters prior to the 2016 Presidential Election will spend at least 100 days in prison for submitting the names of deceased individuals to the Registrar’s Office.
James Madison University student Andrew J. Spieles, 21, of Harrisonburg, pled guilty Monday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. As part of the plea agreement, Spieles agreed to a prison sentence of 100 to 120 days.
Spieles worked for Harrisonburg Votes when he committed the crime, according to acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle...
“In July 2016 Spieles’ job was to register as many voters as possible and reported to Democratic Campaign headquarters in Harrisonburg,” a U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesperson said. “In August 2016, Spieles was directed to combine his registration numbers with those of another individual because their respective territories overlapped. After filling out a registration form for a voter, Spieles entered the information into a computer system used by the Virginia Democratic Party to track information such as name, age, address and political affiliation. Every Thursday an employee/volunteer hand-delivered the paper copies of the registration forms to the Registrar’s Office in Harrisonburg.”
It's worth noting that "Harrisonburg Votes" is associated with the Democratic Party -- quick, everyone act surprised. “Some were in the names of deceased individuals while others bore incorrect middle names, birth dates, and social security numbers,” a spokesman said according to the Daily Caller. “The Registrar’s Office learned that the individuals named in these forms had not in fact submitted the new voter registrations. The assistant registrar’s personal knowledge of the names of some of the individuals named in the falsified documents facilitated the detection of the crime.”
Spieles admitted he falsified the registrations forms by using the name, age and address of dead people from “walk sheets” given to him by the Virginia Democratic Party. Then, he just falsified birth days and social security numbers. In all, there were 18 dead people registered to vote.
Mike LaChance wryly notes on Legal Insurrection that, "The student is going to jail for a crime Democrats insist never happens."
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