Last week, Salon.com cross-posted a story by independent investigative journalist and blogger Brad Friedman detailing the arrest of a 23-year old Republican operative named Colin Small on charges of destroying voter registration forms in Virginia.
"He was first hired...by Strategic Allied Consulting, the firm owned by the disgraced GOP operative and paid Mitt Romney political consultant Nathan Sproul. Even before this year’s registration fraud scandal, which began with Strategic in Florida, Sproul’s companies have long been accused of, though never charged with, destroying Democratic voter registrations in election after election and state after state, going back to at least 2004. Despite that, Sproul was hired by the Bush/Cheney campaign in 2004, by the McCain/Palin Campaign in 2008, and by Romney during the Republican Primary cycle. Strategic Allied Consulting...was hired by the RNC in August for more than $3 million, reportedly as its sole voter registration company this cycle. His company was said to have been fired by the RNC and five different battleground state Republican parties several weeks ago, after fraudulent voter registrations began to emerge across Florida."
Nathan Sproul's consulting firms have been paid $21.2 million by Republicans since 2003 to register voters and engage in GOTV work, turning out Republicans at the polls. Looks like the voter fraud GOP elected officials have been tripping over themselves trying to pass Voter ID laws to stop is real after all...it's just being perpetrated by operatives on GOP payrolls, designed to block the Democratic vote.