Voter registration fraud, electoral misconduct and voter fraud are not the best words to describe one’s reputation. But unfortunately for GOP operative Nathan Sproul, these words have long been connected to his political work. A recent article in Salon explains:
“Sproul’s company allegedly collected fraudulent voter registration forms, some of which had the addresses of existing Democratic voters changed so that the validity of their registration might be challenged on Election Day. His company has been hired by the Republicans to work in seven battleground states — Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Nevada, Colorado, Wisconsin and Ohio.”
He has been connected to these kinds of dirty tricks since his 2004 campaign contributions. Fast forward eight years and another questionable connection to Sproul surfaces.
Enter Karl Rove. As a GOP super power and strategist, Rove wields a lot of influence within the party. Rove’s heavy involvement in the 2004 Bush campaign was also linked to voter fraud. So here’s the connection: As the co-founder of American Crossroads, Rove is now tied to supporting Sproul’s services. How much support? At least $750,000. With 22 days until Election Day, they are partners in a crime that can’t be ignored.
Last month, The Nation’s Lee Fang discussed the relatively unknown story of Sproul’s voter-fraud tactics. Watch here:
With Sproul back in our radar, journalist and author Craig Unger joins us tonight to shed light on these dirty little tricks that are disenfranchising voters everywhere. Unger is author of the book “Boss Rove.” His recent article featured in Salon states:
“There is evidence that Sproul has worked for Rove in the past. In 2004, Rove’s last presidential campaign, employees of Sproul & Associates were reportedly trained to falsely identify themselves as nonpartisan and then register Republicans to vote while discouraging Democratic-leaning voters.”
Unger joins Jennifer Granholm to shed light on the dirty little tricks that Sproul is using to disenfranchise voters everywhere. Watch here: