Guy Charged with Destroying Voter Forms May Have Panicked

Sources say he missed filing deadline and may have thrown them away to keep from getting fired


Media reports have suggested that Colin Small, the 23-year-old Pennsylvania man charged with destroying voter registration forms in Harrisonburg, Va., may have been part of a larger voter suppression effort by the Republican Party. Small was a contractor for the Republican Party of Virginia, where his job was to follow up with voters whose registration forms were incomplete, and hand in those forms to the registrar within 15 days.

But a source close to the case against Small says the young field worker missed the deadline to return eight voter forms, and then, panicking, appears to have thrown those eight forms in the trash.