McCain Campaign Has Own Voter-Registration Scandal
After weeks of escalating Republican attacks on the Assn. of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, for alleged voter registration fraud, it turns out the McCain campaign has its own fraud charges to respond to.
The Huffington Post reports that McCain has paid $175,000 to Lincoln Strategy Group, a political consulting group based in Arizona and run by Republican operative Nathan Sproul, who’s been accused of voter registration fraud in several states — in the form of throwing away Democratic registration forms and suppressing Democratic voter turnout.
HuffPost also reports that the Republican National Committee separately paid Lincoln Strategy another $37,000 to register voters for this election. Sproul, meanwhile, has donated nearly $30,000 to the McCain campaign. He’s also a former leader of the Arizona Republican Party and of the state’s Christian Coalition.