WASHINGTON >> 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. There were no formal actions against the firm.
GOP officials considered the charges against his employees serious enough to fire his company in 2012.
Yet recent federal campaign finance reports show a different firm run by Sproul is now back on the payrolls of the Republican Party and the Trump campaign.