Va. DMV to investigate possible illegal activity by Dem. Mike Dickinson

By Joe Newby


On Monday, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles said on Twitter it will be "looking into" possible illegal activity by Mike Dickinson, the Democrat who wants the House seat currently held by Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., despite not being on the ballot.

On Sunday, Dickinson urged his followers to violate Virginia law and call police to harass members of the Tea Party. He also posted pictures of license plates he said belonged to members of the Tea Party and asked supporters to violate DMV rules to "expose" the private information of people with whom he disagrees. Dickinson's actions would also appear to violate federal law.

Later, he posted a tweet indicating that a police officer ran the plate of a man who had the history of the U.S. flag on the tailgate of his truck

"Special thanks again for that info on identifying the tea partier. Always support the police," he wrote.

This did not sit too well with one person who said he would forward the information to various agencies, including the Federal Elections Commission and the DMV. The DMV Twitter account responded, indicating it would investigate the allegation.

"We take serious any allegation like this. #VADMV info is private&protected. We'll be looking into it," the agency said.

The person who reported the information also suggested Dickinson might also be guilty of violating RICO statutes.