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Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:00 AM

GOP Fires Voter Suppression Operative, but Is He Still Playing Dirty Tricks in CA

Source: the nation


Lee Fang on September 28, 2012 - 8:29 PM ET

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But here’s confirmation of another wrinkle in the story—the Los Angeles Times reports that Republicans were so concerned with the many scandals surrounding Sproul and his previous work, they indeed asked him to set up a shell corporation to hide the payments. Here’s what Matea Gold and her colleagues reported today: “But his reputation is such that when Sproul was tapped by the RNC to do field work this year, officials requested that he set up a new firm to avoid being publicly linked to the past allegations.” The shell is called “Strategic Allied Consulting,” but Sproul’s real firm carries the name “Sproul and Associates” and “Lincoln Strategy Group.”

As I noted in an update to my post on Wednesday, the California Republican Party has made $430,840 in payments to “Grassroots Outreach, LLC” this cycle for voter registration.

Is this another Sproul shell group? And are they up to the same tactics as before? Lance Williams at California Watch reports that a recent complaint in Riverside County details a number of allegations that someone affiliated with the GOP is deceiving voters to re-register them as Republicans and offering free cigarettes for signatures. They’re reportedly targeting minorities:

One voter complained that his registration was changed to Republican after he signed what he thought was a petition to legalize marijuana. Another said he was told he was signing a petition to lower the price of gasoline , according to the affidavits.

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Read more: http://www.thenation.com/blog/170246/gop-fires-controversial-voter-suppression-operative-he-still-playing-dirty-tricks-califo#

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:41 AM

1. Nothing Pisses Me Off Like Voter Suppression

Rather than gathering votes by working hard to help people's families, the Republicans have decided that their only path to victory is through cheating, and voter suppression. Bastards.

http://www.RepublicansAreADisease.com

Republicans are a disease. Their voter suppressing asses should be retired forever.

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Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:01 PM

2. Super ditto...

to your post.

Repukes ARE a disease in America.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 01:45 PM

3. The Republican Party is UN-American! They are traitors to Democracy!

Efforts to disenfranchise legitimate voters is about as UN-American as you can get. They should not be allowed to wear flag pins! How can they justify their actions? They are cheating for Christ sake!

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