Two employees of Strategic Allied Consulting, which was hired by the Florida Republican Party to register voters, have admitted to forging voter registration forms. Strategic Allied Consulting is headed by Nathan Sproul — a notorious figure in Republican politics. The former executive director of the Arizona Republican Party, Sproul ran voter registration drives on behalf of the RNC in 2004 in eight states, reportedly collecting over $8 million for his services. During that campaign, his firm was accused of having his employees destroy registration forms in Nevada and California along with other “hijinks,” including posing as a progressive organization and spearheading a drive to get Ralph Nader on the ballot. In Minnesota, Sproul’s company allegedly fired employees who brought back Democratic registrations.
Though senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Ted Kennedy (D-MA) sent a letter in 2004 requesting an investigation into Sproul’s efforts by the Department of Justice, it never happened. And Sproul was invited to the White House for the Bush Christmas party in 2006.
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