VIDEO: Woman Registering Only Romney Voters in Colorado
The young woman in a video that was uploaded to YouTube more than a week ago who is seen registering voters in El Paso County, Colorado and admits to trying to only register voters who support Mitt Romney has been confirmed to be a former contract employee of Strategic Allied Consulting — the firm run by longtime GOP consultant Nathan Sproul that is currently under investigation for possible voter fraud in three Florida counties.
Fox31’s Eli Stoklos, who broke the story over the weekend, reported that the Colorado GOP has spent almost half its total budget — nearly $500,000 — with Strategic Allied Consulting while the Republican National Committee has dropped more than $3 million into Sproul’s company this year to conduct voter registration drives in five swing states — Colorado, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina and Virginia.
Brad Friedman of The BRAD Blog has more about how widespread this tactic has been:
From Palm Beach to Richmond, from Las Vegas to Portland, it’s not a coincidence, it’s a coordinated GOP scheme intended to keep Obama supporters from signing up to vote.
While a major element of the Republican National Committee’s strategy to game the 2012 elections by affecting who gets to vote and who does not has been cut off at the knees in the wake of a criminal election fraud complaint and other late developments in the still-widening GOP Voter Registration Fraud Scandal, a disturbing and abhorrent nationwide GOP voter registration strategy may have also been revealed by it.
The coordinated strategy, as evidenced by recent video documentation emerging from a number of key states, includes registration workers screening out Democratic-leaning voters from registration drives in order to keep them from registering. The way it’s done: lying to potential registrants about a “voter survey,” rather than disclosing that workers are actually there to register voters —- but only Republican-leaning ones. The deceptive tactic has so far been seen this year in several of the five battleground states where the RNC’s controversial, and potentially criminal, $3 million registration program was scuttled late last week after fraudulent registration forms were discovered to have been turned in by a shady firm hired by the RNC to sign up Republican voters in Florida and four other states.