Nathan Sproul

  Republican strategist and political consultant for numerous election campaigns. Sproul is the managing director of Lincoln Strategy Group, an international political consulting firm based in Arizona. He is a former executive director of the Arizona Republican Party and the Arizona Christian Coalition. Nathan started his own firm, Sproul & Associates in 2004. Also in 2004, he worked with the effort of removing the Arizona Clean Elections law formed in the spring by Representative Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican. The ballot initiative would have essentially repealed Arizona's Clean Elections campaign finance system. Sproul was hired by No Taxpayer Money for Politicians to conduct a signature drive to get the anti-Clean Elections bill on the ballot. It failed its single subject challenge, with Attorney Lisa Hauser representing the inititiative. Also during the 2004 election, it was alleged that Sproul's company had set up voter registration drives on their premises under the name "America Votes", a name already claimed by a large, progressive organization. According to a 2005 Baltimore Chronicle article, the Republican Party had paid Nathan Sproul $8,359,161, and alleged this is far more than what had been reported to the FEC.

Inside Kanye’s Operation To Ratf*ck Biden In Iowa
"Kanye West’s presidential campaign appears to have hired a pair of Republican consultants who have been dogged by allegations of ethically questionable organizing practices over the years. The A-list rapper’s political team has brought on Nathan Sproul, a seasoned GOP operative who leads one of the party’s go-to grassroots strategy firms. Sproul, in turn, appears to be working with an obscure GOP operative with a sketchy history of work on Sproul’s behalf to build a get-out-the-vote operation for West in the swing state of Iowa."
Sep. 15, 2020
Trump, GOP Paying Consultant Dogged By Voter Fraud Charges
"Donald Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee have paid at least $1.8 million to a political operative whose roster of companies include several that have been repeatedly investigated for voter registration fraud, even as Trump has complained that the election is rigged against him. Three employees of Strategic Allied Consulting, a firm owned by conservative operative Nathan Sproul, pleaded guilty in Florida four years ago to felony charges related to altering and destroying scores of voter registration forms."
Nov. 5, 2016
Fired RNC Consultant Preps Get-Out-The-Vote Campaign
 "Nathan Sproul, whose career as a GOP get-out-the-vote consultant has been dogged by reports of fraudulent registrations, has been advertising for $15-an-hour workers for “conservative voter identification” in Virginia, Wisconsin and Iowa. [...] The RNC sent more than $3 million to state party committees to fund Sproul’s get-out-the-vote efforts this year. The Republican Party of Florida filed an elections fraud complaint released Friday against Strategic Allied Consultants, and authorities began an investigation after suspect forms cropped up in 10 Florida counties. Other suspicious forms tied to Sproul have turned up in North Carolina, and there have been scattered reports of registration irregularities in Nevada and Colorado. In Florida’s Okaloosa County, election supervisor Paul Lux reported that he saw forms that had missing information and possibly a dead voter, according to the complaint. “Another application contained the name ‘Robert Johnson’ with a street address of ‘Wexler Street,’ the complaint says. “The application was signed by ‘Robert Wexler’” instead of Robert Johnson."
Oct. 12, 2012
Cummings Issues Statement On Nathan Sproul’s Refusal To Cooperate With Congressional Investigation
"Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued a statement in response to a letter from an attorney for Nathan Sproul stating that he will not cooperate with a congressional investigation into voter fraud allegations against his company, Strategic Allied Consulting."
Oct. 12, 2012
Nathan Sproul, At The Center Of Voter Registration Fraud Probes, Created A Dizzying Web Of Limited Liability Companies
"According to the Arizona Secretary of State archives, Nathan Sproul’s address at 80 E. Salado Parkway, Suites 814 and 817, in Tempe, Arizona, has been home to 27 companies. Those companies clearly show Sproul as the agent, principal, or member of the company. Two other companies incorporated in other states use Sproul’s office address, but do not link him to the firm: Strategic Allied Consulting, registered in Virginia, and Grassroots Outreach LLC, registered in California and Nevada."
Oct. 3, 2012

Businessman Who GOP Cut Ties With At Center Of Voter Fraud Probe In Florida

Oct. 2, 2012

"The man at the center of a voter-fraud investigation in Florida is a longtime GOP operative with a pugnacious streak and a controversial history among Republicans and Democrats for his aggressive tactics in registering voters.
Nathan Sproul is a businessman who rose rapidly in Arizona politics, heading the local Christian Coalition and the state Republican Party in his mid-20s. A series of voter-fraud allegations against him in 2004 did not slow his ascent: Sproul and firms linked to him have been paid $21.2 million by the Republican Party, its candidates and affiliated interest groups over the past nine years.
But the man who once accused his Democratic critics of having “hysterical fits” now finds himself isolated politically. Nine Florida counties reported to the state that hundreds of voter-registration forms submitted by Sproul’s firm contained irregularities such as suspicious signatures and missing information. State law enforcement authorities are investigating the allegations. A spokesman for Sproul denied any improprieties, saying Sproul’s firm “has never tolerated even minimal violations of election law when registering voters.’’
Late last week, the party that Sproul has worked so hard to build severed ties with him. GOP officials in Florida, who had paid Sproul’s Strategic Allied Consulting $1.3 million this election cycle to help register and turn out voters, filed an election complaint against his firm with state officials."

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"In 2004, former canvassers for Sproul’s firm came forward in four states alleging that they were told to register only Republicans, with some saying that registration forms completed by Democrats were thrown out. The Justice Department investigated the allegations but did not bring charges, according to congressional testimony.
At the time, Sproul accused Democrats of “having hysterical fits about how well we did our job”...

Romney Quietly Hires Consulting Firm With Sordid History Of Destroying Democratic Voter Registration Forms
"Late last year, Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign began paying Nathan Sproul, a political consultant with a long history of destroying Democratic voter registration forms and manipulating ballot initiatives. Sproul, who changed his firm’s name from Sproul and Associates to Lincoln Strategies, has received over $70,000 from Romney’s campaign."
Jun. 6, 2012
Team Bush Paid Millions To Nathan Sproul—And Tried To Hide It
""In the months before the 2004 presidential election, a firm called Sproul & Associates launched voter registration drives in at least eight states, most of them swing states. The group--run by Nathan Sproul, former head of the Arizona Christian Coalition and the Arizona Republican Party--had been hired by the Republican National Committee. Sproul got into a bit of trouble last fall when, in certain states, it came out that the firm was playing dirty tricks in order to suppress the Democratic vote: concealing their partisan agenda, tricking Democrats into registering as Republicans, surreptitiously re-registering Democrats and Independents as Republicans, and shredding Democratic registration forms."
Jul. 5, 2005

The Smoking Gun On Voter Registration Fraud: Nathan Sproul

Oct. 13, 2004

Sproul was ... instrumental in getting petitions signed for Ralph Nader to get on the ballot in - surprise! - swing states! Here is the first page of a Google search on Nathan Sproul. Some real gems turn up:

Here is the article from the WV paper for more info.


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