– In Oregon and Nevada, Lincoln Strategies — then known as Sproul and Associates — was investigated for destroying Democratic voter registration forms. The Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential campaign paid Sproul $7.4 million for campaign work. [CNN, 10/14/04; KGW News, 10/13/04; East Valley Tribune, 09/07/06]
– In Nevada, people who registered as Democrats with Lincoln Strategies — then known as Sproul and Associates — found their names absent from the voter registration rolls. [Reno Gazette-Journal, 10/29/04]
– During the 2006 midterm elections, Wal-Mart banned Lincoln Strategies for partisan voter registration efforts in Tennessee. The Republican National Committee had hired the firm. [Associated Press, 08/24/06]
Had we a functional political press corps, it would ask Romney why, since Republicans are so concerned about voter fraud, he has hired someone who repeatedly stole people’s right to vote. If you wonder why Republicans continue to get away with this shit, it’s that no one calls them on it: Sproul shouldn’t be associated with any campaign. Ever. He disenfranchised his fellow citizens.
Were our political press corps not so shallow and sycophantic, he would be an embarrassment and a genuine scandal.