The current minimum wage repeal effort (Prop 418), is being run by a dark money PAC called America Revived. I have found evidence that America Revived is run by political operatives that were hired by Trump in 2016 and has been linked to multiple cases of voter registration tampering, voter fraud, political money laundering, and illegal campaign finance donations. While our eyes are focused on Washington, this is who’s in our own backyard.
In 2016, America Revived's only expenditure was to Lincoln Strategy LLC totaling $227,775, an organization run by Nathan Sproul. Donald Trump and the RNC paid Sproul and Lincoln Strategy LLC in 2016 to the tune of $1.8 million in 2016 to be their political operative.
Sproul's employees pleaded guilty in Florida to 4 felonies of destroying voter registration forms and voter fraud. Lincoln Strategy is still under investigation for voter registration misconduct in Nevada and Oregon. Sproul admitted to an FBI investigation that the number of his employees who have been referred to prosecutors for possible criminal activities over the years "is closer to 100 than it is to zero," he told the FBI agent, according to the FBI transcript. (Fox News Article from 2016)
The current treasurer for America Revived, Chris Marston, and Custodian of Records, Donna Smith, were previously with Cancer Treatment Centers PAC in 2014, an organization caught by the FEC making illegal campaign contributions totaling $700,000. They reached a settlement and had to pay $288,000 in fines to the FEC. They were giving money to people who were then donating the maximum allowed to candidates across the country. (BNA Article Below)
Currently, the only thing on America Revived’s reports this year is 4,000 paid to North Rock Reports. North Rock Reports is owned by Chris Marston, the treasurer of America Revived. This is indication of a political money laundering scheme through our town.