Just days ago, an investigative report by Charles Bethea in The New Yorker magazine revealed the questions about the legitimacy of former GOP congressman and Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows’ voter registration status.
The New Yorker reported that as Meadows left his seat in Congress representing North Carolina’s Eleventh District in March of 2020, he sold his twenty-two-hundred-square-foot house in Sapphire, NC, and continued living in a Virginia condo close to his new Washington DC workplace at the White House.
As the COVID pandemic surged during the summer of 2020, Meadows failed to purchase another home in the state of North Carolina. Then, just a few weeks ahead of his home state’s voter-registration deadline for the general election, Meadows filed a new voter registration in North Carolina, listing as his home address a 14′ x 64′ mobile home in Scaly Mountain, NC, and listing a move-in date as the following day, September 20th, 2020.
Unfortunately for Meadows, Bethea discovered that the former GOP luminary is suspected to have never actually lived at the address at which he is registered in his native North Carolina.
“Meadows does not own this property and never has,” Bethea writes. “It is not clear that he has ever spent a single night there. (He did not respond to a request for comment.) The previous owner, who asked that we not use her name, now lives in Florida. “That was just a summer home,” she told me, when I called her up the other day. She seemed surprised to learn that the residence was listed on the Meadowses’ forms.”
Now another discovery has people questioning whether Meadows is guilty of exactly the type of election fraud that he and his former boss have been haranguing the nation with since Trump lost the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden.
An examination of public records shows that not only is Meadows registered to vote in Scaly Mountain, NC, but he is also registered to vote in Alexandria, Virginia where he has his DC-area condo.
Meadows registered in Virginia “almost exactly one year after he registered in Scaly Mountain and just weeks before Virginia’s high-profile governor’s election last fall. Republican Glenn Youngkin won the Democratic-leaning state by just under 2 percentage points,” according to an account by CBS News.
Even Meadows’ Republican colleagues were shocked by the news, questioning how he could not have known what he had done.
It’s almost like @MarkMeadows didn’t realize voting records are public records? Just like he didn’t seem to realize his personal phone and text records could be subpoenaed?
— Barbara Comstock (@BarbaraComstock) March 8, 2022
The chair of the North Carolina Democratic Party, Bobbie Richardson, called for a detailed investigation of Meadows’ conflicting registrations by the state elections board and by the local Scaly Mountain district attorney.
In a written statement, Richardson wrote that the “hypocrisy of helping to spread false claims of voter fraud in 2020 in an attempt to overturn the election,” combined with the news of his questionable voter registration data, “is unparalleled.”
Time will tell if Meadows faces any consequences for his actions or if he will, like most powerful White men in GOP politics manage to get off scot-free.
Original reporting by CBS News.
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