A Florida Republican who raged against a coronavirus security mandate on social media died “suddenly” of COVID-19 before he could teach anyone else how to manage his local party ‘s accounting software Scrambling his former allies.
Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee, located in Tampa filed a notice The Federal Election Commission said Tuesday that the group will do its best, but may not be able to set a deadline for its next filing.
For more than a year, the Hillsborough GOP relied on software developed by 61-year-old Greg Prentice, who ran its “Electoral Integrity” committee, according to Website.
“Greg’s software converted the data from our QuickBooks software to supply the information required by the FEC,” Reading filing.
“Unfortunately,” it continued, “Greg passed away suddenly from COVID 19 on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Greg did not share the software and instructions with our executives.”
The group now has to enter its data manually. It may have to re-enter the data for the rest of 2021.
Prentice used his Facebook account to attack the mask mandate and efforts by government officials to combat the virus. It is not clear when he contracted the virus.
“And Fauciism,” read a post by Prentice, attacking the country’s leading expert on infectious disease, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has become a right-wing boogeyman during the pandemic.
Another post said: “We need social distancing more than social distancing.”
Prentiss’ death sparked a frenzy of conspiracy theories about medical care, According to the Tampa Bay Times. A fellow Hillsborough Republican, Jason Kimball, who reportedly called Prentice a “guru” on Facebook, called in The Tampa City Council meeting on Monday to allege Tampa General Hospital employees were “intubating people illegally.”
City council members swiftly condemned Kimball’s allegations and praised the level of care provided by the hospital.
Nationwide, most people who are currently hospitalized and dying of COVID-19 have not been vaccinated.