The Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Pat Mullins released the following statement in reaction to Small's arrest, "We were alarmed by allegations recently made regarding an individual in Harrisonburg. The actions taken by this individual are a direct contradiction of both his training and explicit instructions given to him. The Republican Party of Virginia will not tolerate any action by any person that could threaten the integrity of our electoral process."
Since fishing the ballots out of the dumpster, Johnson has received a phone call from the mother of one of the alleged victims.
"She called to thank me for what I had done because now her eighteen year old son will be able to vote in his first presidential election," he said.
This is not Virginia's first brush with voter suppression. During the 2008 presidential election, fake flyers were sent to Democrats in the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Virginia Beach and Norfolk, urging them to vote on Nov 5, a day before the election.
As the New Civil Rights Movement blog reported last month, Republicans have recently paid several firms with a history of alleged voter fraud, more than $2 million for "voter registration" in battleground states.
If you have any concerns about your voting eligibility you should contact your local Registrars Office and confirm that you are registered to vote.