by David Safier
It made the Star and lots of news outlets. Arizona's Nathan Sproul, who has been paid to mess with voter registration here and elsewhere for years, finally got caught, good, in Florida. His group, Strategic Allied Consulting, has been dealing in fraudulent voter registrations -- including signing up dead people as new voters and even, according to Brad Friedman of Brad Blog, changing the addresses of registered Democratic voters so that when they go to vote, their addresses don't match and the best they can do is fill out provisional ballots. You can watch a video of Friedman talking about this on Thom Hartmann's show below the fold.
Florida is only the start. Sproul has contracts in lots of other states. This story is still unfolding and deserves major press coverage. (Here's the coverage in The Nation.) It's yet another example of the Republican voter suppression and voter fraud efforts, exposing them for the anti-democratic scoundrels they are.
I'll leave it for others who know Sproul's history better than I to talk about his prior misdeeds which have made him a Republican hero and an enemy of America's voting process. Suffice it to say, if ACORN had done a quarter of what Sproul has been guilty of, it would have deserved the accusations that were falsely heaped upon it.
UPDATE: I just scrolled through recent BfA posts and found AZ Blue Meanie has a detailed post about this story, including material about Sproul's 2008 work in voter registration fraud.