There’s an old saying, “When in Virginia don’t do what Illinoisians do” Andrew J. Spieles, a 21-year-old James Madison University student will spend between 100-120 days in the poky for registering dead people to vote.
Spieles admitted to filing the registering the dead folks in August 2016 while making $350-a-week working for a Democratic-affiliated group called Harrisonburg Votes.
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Apparently he was having problems meeting his quota.
“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.”
Apparently the 21-year-old tried to register the wrong dead people:
The fraudulent registrations, some of which were filed using the names of dead people, were detected when a Harrisonburg elections employee noticed that a new form had been filed on behalf of the late father of a Rockingham County judge. A second employee noticed a problem with another form because she knew the ex-wife of the person named on the form.
They also noticed that the forms submitted in the name of the deceased, had incorrect middle names, birth dates, and/or social security numbers. Which is an indication they were fraudulent or that when you die you lose your memory…