After nearly a decade of scandals and accusations of fraud, Republican consultant Nathan Sproul was nevertheless hired by the RNC to register voters in swing states. When Sproul’s firm was caught allegedly submitting fraudulent voter registration forms, the Republican National Committee cut its losses and ended its contract with Sproul.
Given this, one might assume Sproul would be persona non grata in GOP circles, at least for a while, until the various controversies and legal investigations are addressed. And yet, the scandal-plagued Republican continues to get new election-related jobs.
The political consultant fired by the Republican National Committee amid fraud allegations in Florida is now hiring workers for a voter canvassing operation this fall in as many as 30 states, his spokesman said.
Nathan Sproul, whose career as a GOP get-out-the-vote consultant has been dogged by reports of fraudulent registrations, has been advertising for $15-an-hour workers for “conservative voter identification” in Virginia, Wisconsin and Iowa.
“No experience is necessary!” says the ad, first reported by the liberal blog BlueNC. “All you need to qualify is a positive attitude and a strong work ethic to get the job done.” The ad says applicants must pass a criminal background check.
Keep in mind, Sproul’s work looked so awful, the RNC reportedly asked the consultant to change the name of his firm before the party hired him for the 2012 registration drives. But he somehow keeps getting lucrative Republican contracts, even after the latest evidence emerged pointing to possible 2012 election fraud.
In this case, who hired Sproul to oversee GOTV efforts in as many as 30 states? Surprise, surprise – it’s a secret. The consultant’s spokesperson said Sproul signed a confidentiality agreement with the client.
To put this in perspective, imagine the news reports if ACORN still existed, got a contract to do new election-related work for Democrats, and those writing the checks were kept secret.