Virginia Dems want federal probe on voter fraud allegations

Three Virginia congressmen are asking the U.S. Department of Justice to launch a probe of alleged voter registration fraud in Virginia and other states, just as the Virginia State Board of Elections said Tuesday that it was not pushing for a statewide investigation into the case of a Republican accused of discarding voter forms because local prosecutors haven’t asked for help.

Virginia Democrats have been calling for a wider investigation since the Rockingham County sheriff’s office announced last week that ithad arrested Colin Small, 23, of Phoenixville, Pa., on 13 counts of voter registration fraud. Small, who has not responded to requests for comment, was allegedly seen discarding completed voter registration forms in a Harrisonburg dumpster.

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