The investigation into the destruction of valid voter registration forms by an RNC employee working for one of the many sockpuppet companies Nathan Sproul keeps creating to cover his tracks and former problems with voting rights violations is expanding to cover Sproul and perhaps even more. The Washington Post reports:
The investigation into the arrest of a man on charges of dumping voter registration forms last month in Harrisonburg, Va., has widened, with state officials probing whether a company tied to top Republican leaders had engaged in voter registration fraud in the key battleground state, according to two persons close to the case.
A former employee of Strategic Allied Consulting, a contractor for the Republican Party of Virginia, had been scheduled to appear last Tuesday before a grand jury after he was charged with tossing completed registration forms into a recycling bin. But state prosecutors canceled Colin Small’s grand jury testimony to gather more information, with their focus expanding to the firm that had employed Small, which is led by longtime GOP operative Nathan Sproul.
State authorities are seeking to learn whether any of Small’s supervisors instructed him or any of his 40 co-workers in Virginia to ask potential voters about their political leanings during registration drives, the two sources said. Asking such questions could be a violation of state election law.
A Denver TV station reports that Sproul was interviewed by the FBI in April. And there’s this:
Six months later, Sproul founded Strategic Allied Consulting. He runs the firm from a corner office on the eighth floor of a lavish office building in Tempe, Arizona. But you’d never know it by looking at the articles of incorporation. That’s because the company is actually registered in Virginia where it shares an address with Karl Rove’s Super PAC American Crossroads.
Sproul admits he conveniently left his name off the paperwork. He told the LA Times “he created Strategic Allied Consulting at the RNC’s request because the party wanted to avoid being publicly linked to the past allegations.”
In a heated exchange, Sproul refused to repeat that claim telling Fox 31 Denver “ultimately as the owner of the company it is my decision to make that choice.”
It’s time that Sproul faced criminal charges.