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TexasTowelie

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Mon Nov 7, 2016, 06:27 AM Nov 2016

Trump, GOP paying consultant dogged by voter fraud charges [View all]

Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee have paid at least $1.8 million to a political operative whose roster of companies include several that have been repeatedly investigated for voter registration fraud, even as Trump has complained that the election is rigged against him.

Three employees of Strategic Allied Consulting, a firm owned by conservative operative Nathan Sproul, pleaded guilty in Florida four years ago to felony charges related to altering and destroying scores of voter registration forms. There were no formal actions against the firm.

Yet recent federal campaign finance reports reviewed by The Associated Press show Sproul is now back on the RNC's payroll, this time with a firm named Lincoln Strategy Group. That's a renamed version of his former firm Sproul & Associates, an Arizona-based company that was investigated for alleged voter registration misconduct in Nevada and Oregon.

Although Sproul was never charged in the 2012 Florida case, GOP officials and Mitt Romney's presidential campaign considered the charges against his employees alone serious enough to fire his company in 2012. The chairman of the RNC said this week he didn't know Sproul's firm has been rehired. Neither the Republican Party nor the Trump campaign would discuss the specifics of the work Sproul or the firm is doing and in what states.


Read more: http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2016-11-07/trump-gop-paying-consultant-dogged-by-voter-fraud-charges

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