The Republican National Committee’s September FEC report, filed on Friday, revealed that despite their public “zero tolerance” policy, the RNC paid GOP consultant Nathan Sproul’s Strategic Allied Consulting $416,000 to register voters. The firm or its former employees are under investigation on suspicions of voter registration fraud in several states.
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement in response to the RNC’s continued relationship with Strategic Allied Consulting:
“Despite their public renunciation of Strategic Allied Consulting, the Republican National Committee did not actually break ties with this sketchy firm. The RNC’s continued ties to this company, despite revelations of its lengthy history of being accused of voter registration fraud and whose activities on behalf of the RNC in my home state of Florida this cycle are the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation, show a complete lack of willingness to protect the fundamental right to vote.
“The RNC’s decision to continue to employ a consulting firm with a well-known history of registration fraud and other election-related irregularities is unconscionable, and it is a clear breach of public trust.
“Unfortunately, this is nothing new. Firms led by Sproul have long been associated with allegations of election fraud – including destroying Democratic voter registrations as far back as 2004. Yet RNC Chairman Reince Priebus continues to hire Sproul, showing his disdain for an honest electoral process.
“These allegations undermine our free and open elections. It’s clear that Republicans cannot be trusted with voter registrations at any point in the process. The Democratic Party will call out these deceptive practices at every turn and continue to ensure elections are accessible and secure.”