"Young Virginia Democrat" Sentenced To Prison For Registering Dead People To Vote

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Last October, we wrote about "Young Virginia Democrat" Andrew Spieles, a student at James Madison University, and apparently "Lead Organizer" for HarrisonburgVOTES, who got caught registering dead people to vote.  At the time, the founder of the organization, Joseph Fitzgerald, told reporters that he had no knowledge of Spieles’ actions and no idea "what his motivations were".   

“He’s smart, and he understands the [political] process,” Fitzgerald told the Daily News-Record of Spieles. “Who the hell knows what his motivations were?”

And while we agree it's always difficult to be 100% sure about anyone's motivations, we said at the time that we would be willing to put money on it having something to do with registering a bunch of dead people and then having them all vote for Hillary in November....just a hunch.

Now, it appears that the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia has agreed with our initial assessment and has sentenced Spiels to prison time for his efforts.  Per a local CBS affiliate, Spiels will spend 100-120 days behind bars.

James Madison University student Andrew J. Spieles, 21, of Harrisonburg, pled guilty Monday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. As part of the plea agreement, Spieles agreed to a prison sentence of 100 to 120 days.


Spieles worked for Harrisonburg Votes when he committed the crime, according to acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle.


Harrisonburg Votes is a political organization affiliated with the Democratic Party.



Here is how it all played out according to the U.S. Attorney's office:

“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.”


Later that month, someone at the Registrar’s Office called police after another employee saw a name they recognized on a registration form.


The name was the deceased father of a Rockingham County Judge.


“The Registrar’s Office discovered multiple instances of similarly falsified forms when it reviewed additional registrations. Some were in the names of deceased individuals while others bore incorrect middle names, birth dates, and social security numbers,” the spokesperson continued. “The Registrar’s Office learned that the individuals named in these forms had not in fact submitted the new voter registrations. The assistant registrar’s personal knowledge of the names of some of the individuals named in the falsified documents facilitated the detection of the crime.


“Spieles later admitted that he prepared the false voter registration forms by obtaining the name, age, and address of individuals from “walk sheets” provided to him by the Virginia Democratic Party, fabricating a birth date based on the ages listed in the walk sheet, and fabricating the social security numbers. Spieles admitted that he created all 18 fraudulent forms himself and that no one else participated in the crime.”

Silly Spieles, he was just too young to realize that only experienced, professional politicians can get away with crimes like these.

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For those who missed it, here is our original post from last October.

Just yesterday we wrote about an FBI investigation into potential voter fraud in the critical swing state of Virginia after it was revealed that 19 dead people had recently been re-registered to vote (see "FBI Investigating More Dead People Voting In The Key Swing State Of Virginia").  While the Washington Post caught wind of the investigation, it was not known who was behind the operation...until now.  

Meet, Andrew Spieles, a student at James Madison University, and apparently "Lead Organizer" for HarrisonburgVOTES.  According to the Daily News-Record, Spieles confessed to re-registering 19 deceased Virginians to vote in the 2016 election cycle

While this should come as a surprise to precisely 0 people, Spieles just happens to be Democrat who, accorded to a deleted FaceBook post, apparently recently ran for Caucus Chair of the Virginia Young Democrats. 

It's too bad really, sounds like Spieles had all the right "special talents" required to be very successful politician...he just forgot the most important first rule: "Don't get caught."  

Harrisonburg Votes


The 19 applications of deceased citizens were submitted by Spieles through an organization called HarrisonburgVOTES. According to the organization's "About Us" page, HarrisonburgVOTES is a "non-partisan" voter registration organization in Harrisonburg, VA and the surrounding areas.

As the HarrisonburgVOTES webpage points out, the sole goal of the organization is to raise the number of registered voters in Harrisonburg to 25,000...though it's unclear what percentage of that goal was intended to be filled by dead voters.

The sole goal of HarrisonburgVOTES is to increase the number of registered voters in Harrisonburg and the surrounding areas to increase and encourage civic engagement.


Harrisonburg has the lowest percentage of voting age population (VAP) registered to vote among Virginia localities. Very roughly, about 17,000 people are registered to vote and about 18,000 are voting age and not registered.  The goal of HarrisonburgVOTES will be to overcome these issues and raise the number of registered voters to 25,000.

HarrisonburgVOTES was founded by Joseph Fitzgerald who, "shockingly", is also a prominent democrat in Harrisonburg.   Fitzgerald is currently Chairman of the Sixth Congressional District Democratic Committee in Virginia and the former Mayor of Harrisonburg. 

Harrisonburg Votes


Fitzgerald told reporters, of course, that his organization had no knowledge of Spieles’s actions and fired him immediately after his confession.   

“He’s smart, and he understands the [political] process,” Fitzgerald told the Daily News-Record of Spieles. “Who the hell knows what his motivations were?”

While we agree it's difficult to be 100% sure about anyone's motivations, we would be willing to put money on it having something to do with registering a bunch of dead people and then having them all vote for Hillary in November....just a hunch.

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montresor's picture

120 days that's all? Well fucking big surprise so many people are doing it!

Never One Roach's picture

<< so many people are doing it! >>


Maybe so, but it's only the dead ones. So there's that.

Stackers's picture

another employee saw a name they recognized on a registration form. The name was the deceased father of a Rockingham County Judge.


What are the f**king odds ?

Talk about having bad luck, lol. Karma's a bitch

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

The Kremlin's hand, definitely.

bamawatson's picture

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Kafir Goyim's picture

It's important that we understand exactly how Putin made this young man break the law.  Until we understand how Putin is doing these things, we can't stop him.  We'll have to nuke him from orbit.  It's the only way to be sure.

Manthong's picture


Old Bubba and Cletus in the joint there are salivating about now.

WestVillageIdiot's picture

Just look at that kid.  You know he'll be tossing salads.  This doesn't even seem like a form of punishment. 

jcaz's picture

If Obama had a son...... And wasn't homo....

Eh, more like a young Bill Clinton- but we know Bill can't have kids....

wee-weed up's picture

But... but... the Dims have ALWAYS protested there has never been any voter fraud, and that we do not need to have any voter ID required.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

Should have hanged the bastard.

Keyser's picture

We can only hope that he is put in a cell with Big Jim Slade and when he is released from prison he will change his name to Mary... 

political_proxy's picture

...and the capital of Nebraska is Lincoln.

Big Jim Slade!

RAT005's picture

Well kid, was Illary worth it? Your life could be ruined and the Clintons will never care a crap about you.

John Kerry-Heinz's picture

this kid will be head of the Demoncrat party in 6 months time.

hero eye tell u, hero extrodinaire interacial homo comboy kind of luv.  props to the Rev Horton Heat..

Mark my words Zhers, mark my words.

August's picture

In 20 years, this guy will be Gauleiter of Western Vrginia.

gildedtime's picture

The more pertinent question is "did he lose his right to vote"?


Was this a felony?  How come a small time hood selling dime bags lose their right to vote but complicit law breakers like this guy don't?

charlewar's picture

Bubba will drill him a new asshole.

eatthebanksters's picture

Hopefully hufing on a few of those jailhouse cigars and playing bitch for some big ugly fucker will prevent a repeat of this behavior.

agNau's picture

I'm betting within thirty days she'll be begging for a LONGer sentence.

Praetorian Guard's picture

Bwahahahaha... my, you shur do have a perty mouth...


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Paul Kersey's picture

Arizona voters elected a dead man as their U.S. Senator, and he is still serving. Dead people (or at least brain-dead people) have got to make up a big part of his voting constituency.

Offthebeach's picture

Comrade, Putin Is Everywhere!

Peacefulwarrior's picture

Podesta is one worthless, slimy,greasy, unethical piece of $hit that needs to bagged. I hope someone leave's NO DOUBT with this guy.

Paul Kersey's picture

"Podesta is one worthless, slimy,greasy, unethical piece of $hit"


Are you insiuationg that he's a podoestophile?

LickItUp's picture

I'm all for a televised Singapore-style caning on his bare ass. 

man from glad's picture

I know someone who lives there. One of their favorite sayings is "you don't work you don't eat" (paraphrasing). And yeah they punish by caning for minor stuff like spitting on the sidewalk. So needless to say there isn't much crime in Singapore and the place is very clean. 

a Smudge by any other name's picture

The funniest thing about this is people care about crap like this when the electoral college picks the POTUS.


But it only takes a hint of bullshit to set everybody off on the bullshit warpath.

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

Ya, lets let the popular vote decide who is president.  That means two wolves and a sheep get to decide who is president.  The "amazingly smart" founders knew, that if you didn't have an electoral college, everyone would be slaves to a handful of population centers.  Can you say HUNGER GAMES??

shovelhead's picture

Actually, karma is part of a mythical belief system.

SoDamnMad's picture

Andy, meet Bubba, your cellmate.

MFL5591's picture

Great place to get his ass rheemed.  Will be the best vacation of his life!

Not My Real Name's picture

With time off for good behavoir we'll be lucky if the creep serves 40 days.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Another example of how the DEMOCRATIC PARTY and the AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM hava corrupted our YOUTH!!!!!

Truly sad. The real people who should be serving time are HRC and OBAMA!!!

OGREtheTroll's picture

In the federal system its something like 52 days per year for good behaviour;  he won't be in long enough to get any credit.  

Oldwood's picture

Progressive justice is determined by INTENT. If their intent was to advance progressive power agendas, then it is a forgivable crime, one that invokes "tolerance" for "alternate" perspectives.

Again, progressivism is no different in practice from radical Islam. Abrogation. Actions in direct conflict with their stated values....their very highest stated ideals, are forgivable and acceptable IF they are ultimately in support of their agenda.

yogibear's picture

Looks like a young Joe Biden.

Democrats have aspirations to be criminals. 

idahobandito's picture

120 days....that would be the county jail...not Prison.

OGREtheTroll's picture

It was a federal felony.  Thats why its prison.

Lordflin's picture

This kid has a great future ahead of him in politics...

OGREtheTroll's picture

The sentence is dictated by the Federal Sentencing guidelines, which looks at a bunch of factors to determine a sentencing range, then the judge issues a sentence within that range.  I'd guess he has no priors and is otherwise a "decent citizen" and if he plead guilty and cooperated with the investigation it drops the range down a fair bit;  hence why his sentence is just a few months instead of a few years.

So It Goes's picture

The big boys make you grab your ankles - that's how it starts.

120 days for this pristine young flesh may be enough.

fx's picture

at least that's 120 days more than SHE ever spent in prison.
Lock HER up already!!

andrewp111's picture

He copped a plea because he knew he had no chance at trial. That's why its 120 days and not 5 years.

BunkerZee's picture

His adorably cute little self will be very popular in prison!

Peacefulwarrior's picture

No Doubt! This dude is a Headliner in prison

king leon's picture

No Doubt! This dude is a Headliner in prison

"Soon to be a head giver"

ZeroLounger's picture

Yup. His Anyus will be lining someone's 'head'.

Irving Phelps's picture

Yup, his white ass will be doing some time too!