Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows investigated in North Carolina over voter registration fraud allegations, say reports
- North Carolina officials will investigate claims that Mark Meadows registered to vote at a home he did not live at in 2020.
- The New Yorker found that Trump’s former chief of staff listed a modest mobile home as his voting address.
- Meadows helped Trump promote false claims of widespread electoral fraud following the 2020 election.
North Carolina officials said they would investigate whether Mark Meadows, former President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, broke the law over allegations he listed a home he never resided at on his voter registration form.
Meadows helped his former boss promote widely disproved claims of widespread electoral fraud following the 2020 election.
The New Yorker recently revealed that on his 2020 voter registration form, Meadows listed a modest 14-by-62 feet mobile home in Scaly Mountain, North Carolina, as the place where he physically lives.
Meadows then voted absentee by mail from that address, according to state records.
However, the magazine said Meadows has never owned the home and that it was not clear if he spent even a single night there.
The North Carolina Department of Justice said it asked the State Bureau of Investigation to examine whether Meadows broke the law by listing and voting from the mobile home, Nazneen Ahmed, a spokeswoman for the state attorney general, told The New York Times.
According to North Carolina voter registration records, Meadows and his wife Debra registered to vote at the Scaly Mountain mobile home on September 19, about six weeks before the 2020 general election.
Meadows listed his move-in date for this address as the following day, September 20, The New Yorker reported.
According to the outlet, Meadows had sold his 2,200 square-foot home in Sapphire, North Carolina, earlier that month and had not yet purchased a new residence.
The former owner of the remote mobile home told the magazine that Meadows’ wife, Debbie, had rented it out for two months in the past several years and stayed there for one or two nights, but said she did not believe Mark Meadows had never spent a night there.
According to state law, voters must live at their registered address for 30 days before the election in which they vote.
Local district attorney Ashley Welch in Macon County wrote to the state Justice Department on Monday to ask them to investigate Meadows’ voter registration because of a possible conflict of interest for her.
She said that Meadows was the former Congressman of the 11th District, which includes Macon County. She added that Meadows made a financial contribution towards her 2014 campaign and appeared in political advertisements endorsing her.
“The allegations, in this case, involve potential crimes committed by a government official. Historically, I have requested the Attorney General’s Office to handle prosecutions involving alleged misconduct of government officials,” Welch wrote.
“It is in the best interest of justice and the best interest of the people of North Carolina that the Attorney General’s office handles the prosecution of this case,” she said.