The Hillsborough (Tampa) GOP has informed the FEC that it will have to file late reports, because Gregg Prentice, who developed their software, just died of covid and nobody can access data. Prentice was a vaccine, covid and election conspiracy theorist. https://t.co/8DWYc8eYop— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) September 16, 2021
Gregg Prentice, who was 61, led the Hillsborough County Election Integrity Committee—and his sudden death has sent the local GOP scrambling as it no longer has access to essential campaign finance software without his help.
In a Sept. 14 letter to the Federal Election Commission, the Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee reported it might not be able to file its monthly financial reports as required—because only Prentice knew how to do it.
“Gregg’s software converted data from our Quickbooks software to supply the information needed by the FEC,” it states. “Unfortunately, Gregg passed away suddenly from Covid-19 on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. Gregg did not share the software and instructions with our officers. We will have to enter the August data manually, and according to the information we have received from our FEC analyst, Scott Bennett, we may likely have to re-enter the data from our first 7 months of 2021..
Just a day after testing positive for COVID-19, Florida Republican official Gregg Prentice who battled against mask mandates, attacked the vaccine, and railed at CDC officials has died in Tampa. https://t.co/GzHqeC7QO9— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) September 17, 2021