Fairfax Helps Some Inmates Vote, GOP Cries Foul
Del. Jeffrey M. Frederick (Prince William), the chairman of the Virginia Republican Party, is blasting Fairfax County officials for allowing some inmates at the detention center to register to vote.
According to the Washington Examiner, Fairfax County General Registrar Rokey Suleman and Sheriff Stan Barry allowed registration forms and absentee ballot information to be delivered to inmates with misdemeanor convictions and those awaiting trial. In Virginia, a felon loses their right to vote unless they get their rights restored by the governor. People without felony convictions maintain their rights, although its unusual to register them in a jail.
"This might not be illegal, but it sure stinks to high heaven. Is this really how Obama expects to win the presidency with - a coalition of criminals? I guess it's Obama's latest big government program: 'no inmate left behind'" Frederick said.
There is no evidence that Obama's campaign had anything to do with the registration efforts. There is also no evidence that people with felony convictions are being allowed onto the registration rolls without first being cleared by Kaine.
Frederick's comments appear to be part of a national effort by the Republican National Committee to raise the prospect of voter fraud as it relates to groups and organizations trying to register more minorities.
So far today, the RNC has held conference calls over possible "voter fraud" in Connecticut and Ohio.
But Fairfax County Republican Committee Chairman Jim Hyland told The Examiner he is "stunned and outraged" that some inmates were allowed to register. "To me it's unbelievable that the Democrats are stooping to this," he told the newspaper. "They want to count on lawbreakers to try and switch this state from red to blue."
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