Gregg Prentice, who was 61, led the Hillsborough County Election Integrity Committee—and his sudden demise has despatched the native GOP scrambling because it not has entry to important campaign-finance software program with out his assist.
In a Sept. 14 letter to the Federal Election Commission, the Hillsborough County Republican Government Committee reported it won’t be capable to file its month-to-month monetary studies as required—as a result of solely Prentice knew find out how to do it.
“Gregg’s software program transformed knowledge from our Quickbooks software program to provide the data wanted by the FEC,” it states. “Sadly, Gregg handed away abruptly from Covid-19 on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. Gregg didn’t share the software program and directions with our officers. We should enter the August knowledge manually, and based on the data we have now acquired from our FEC analyst, Scott Bennett, we might possible must re-enter the information from our first 7 months of 2021.
“We can be struggling to get all of this entered within the correct format by our deadline on Sept. 20, however we’ll strive to take action with our greatest effort.”
Together with others in the Hillsborough County Election Integrity Committee, Prentice was a vociferous critic of the vaccine, masks mandates, and COVID-prevention measures. He railed towards high infectious-disease skilled Dr. Anthony Fauci, vowing in a Twitter publish to “end Faucism.” He additionally insisted the U.S. wants “extra socialist distancing than we do social distancing” and that the pandemic was created to destroy small companies.
A spokesperson for the Hillsborough Republican Government Committee has reportedly mentioned that Prentice’s spouse and daughter have additionally caught COVID-19.
In the meantime, because the native celebration reels, Prentice’s associates have unfold their very own wild conspiracy theories—offered with out proof—on how the official died.
Good friend Jason Kimball blames Tampa Basic Hospital for the 61-year-old’s demise, alleging employees “illegally intubated” Prentice the day earlier than he died. Throughout a Sept. 13 Tampa Metropolis Council assembly, Kimball requested an investigation be launched. Nonetheless, members of the Metropolis Council denied any wrongdoing or mistreatment from the hospital.
“My public feedback are actually going to be about Tampa Basic Hospital,” Kimball mentioned on the council assembly. “There’s a dire state of affairs happening proper now…that I don’t suppose anybody is conscious of, and I’ve firsthand information of it. They’re intubating everybody coming into Tampa Basic Hospital as a primary line of motion. They’re utilizing fatality-treatment protocol, and I feel that the town council actually must do an investigation…They’re intubating folks illegally. …Whenever you name 911 and also you go to that hospital, you’re going into a foul state of affairs.”
Councilman John Dingfelder rapidly shut down Kimball’s remark, blasting it as “harmful.”
“Although we respect the primary modification rights from all people who calls in…I feel it’s an especially harmful remark to be spreading to the group that they shouldn’t go to Tampa Basic Hospital. [It]…is the highest one or two hospitals on this group. …there’s no finer place. Docs and employees are devoted to saving lives, and if I used to be sick with COVID…I’d go to Tampa Basic Hospital,” the Democrat representing Tampa’s Third District mentioned.
After praising the medical middle, Dingfelder went again to bashing Kimball’s remarks: “That was a really harmful remark from that particular person. …Folks hearken to ridiculous feedback with out doing the fitting analysis.”
Different council members chimed in, agreeing with Dingfelder.
That hasn’t stopped Kimball from talking out on Fb, the place he’s continued to perpetuate the parable that COVID-19 is a “medically engineered virus.”
Kimball has acknowledged that he is not a doctor. A LinkedIn profile utilizing Kimball’s title and movie lists him as a pharmacy technician at Walmart. He beforehand labored at South Lake Pharmacy in Zephyrhills, Florida.
After Prentice’s demise on Sept. 11, he posted: “FOR THE VIRUS – we have now a genetically engineered virus spreading round Florida. We misplaced Gregg Prentice, a mentor to many in Hillsborough County, as a result of engineered virus. ….Don’t fiddle with this engineered virus – as quickly as you even really feel bizarre, get on a therapy protocol. In case you are unwell or coping with mind fog, ensure you have a hospital / inpatient clinic to go to the place you’ll be able to really get therapy in case you worsen.”
In response to Kimball memorializing Prentice, a follower wrote, “I can’t consider of all folks which have been MURDERED on this means, that Gregg is now certainly one of them. That is one heck of a loss for the Tampa space, Hillsborough County, each patriotic particular person round, and naturally his household. …I want the individuals who have performed this get held accountable, nevertheless it’s as much as us to unfold the correct therapy protocol in hopes this doesn’t occur to another person. Unhappy day.”