Republicans have long supported voter ID laws, but Democrats have been blocking the measures at every step. Democrats are even getting liberal judges involved in overturning voter ID laws already on the books.
This week we got a good look at why the Democrats do not want voter ID laws.
Andrew Spieles, a student at James Madison University, in Harrisonburg Virginia, registered at least 19 dead people to vote. Of course, Virginia is a crucial swing state in this year’s presidential election. The story was reported in the Harrisonburg Daily News-Record.
Spieles is a Democrat activist. He recently ran for Caucus Chair of the Virginia Young Democrats. Until this story broke, he was working for an organization called HarrisonburgVOTES.
HarrisonburgVOTES was founded by Joseph Fitzgerald, a prominent democrat in Harrisonburg. Fitzgerald is currently Chairman of the Sixth Congressional District Democratic Committee in Virginia and the former Mayor of Harrisonburg.
HarrisonburgVOTES’ web site claims the organization is “non-partisan” (try not to giggle), and their goal is to increase the number of registered voters in Harrisonburg. The site did not specify whether those voters had to be alive, but when you are a Democrat who rejects voter-ID laws, that’s a moot point.
The Harrisonburg Police Department reported that Spieles claimed that he acted on his own, not in conjunction with HarrisonburgVOTES, and he did it for “nonpolitical personal reasons”.
HarrisonburgVOTES Chairman Fitzgerald told reporters that he had no knowledge of Spieles’s actions. “Who the hell knows what his motivations were,” Fitzgerald told reporters.
Really, Mr. Fitzgerald? You don’t know?
Andrew Spieles wanted to register a bunch of dead people to vote so he could cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton this November.
Unfortunately for Spieles, voter fraud is a felony in Virginia. Violators can get up to 10 years in prison, or up to 12 months in jail, and/or fined $2500.
Let’s hope this little punk Andrew Spieles goes to jail for a long time.
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