Former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows has come under fire for apparently never using a North Carolina mobile home as his voter registration location, prompting an official probe.
According to the Washington Post, North Carolina state officials are looking into Meadows’ dubious voter registration address.
“Local district attorney Ashley Welch has referred this matter to the Department of Justice’s Special Prosecutions Section, and we have agreed to her request,” Nazneen Ahmed, press secretary for the North Carolina Department of Justice, said in a statement given to the Washington Post. “We have asked the SBI to investigate and at the conclusion of the investigation, we’ll review their findings.”
Meadows registered to vote in September 2020, three weeks before the general election date in North Carolina, and listed his residence as a mobile home in Scaly Mountain, N.C.
According to the magazine, neither the house nor the property with that address has ever belonged to him, and he has never resided there.
Meadows may or may not have stayed at that address for more than one night. The little mobile house is owned by a Lowe’s retail manager, who purchased it from a Florida widow last summer. Meadows had entered the property as his residence on his voter registration form, according to the woman, who did not want to be identified by name in the New Yorker.
While Meadows can have multiple residences, he can only have one official domicile, which is tied to his voter registration, the Post notes that “it is illegal to provide false information on a voter registration, and while Americans can have multiple residences, they can have only one official domicile, which is tied to their voter registration.”
Meadows endorsed Trump’s false allegations that widespread voter fraud cost him the election, which he lost to Democrat Joe Biden, after the 2020 election.
It is unlawful to give false information on a voter registration form, and while Americans are allowed to live in several places, they are only allowed to have one formal domicile, which is linked to their voter registration. According to the state’s board of elections, to register to vote in North Carolina, a citizen must have lived in the county where they are registering for at least 30 days prior to the election date.
Meadows’ actions have been reviewed by experts as possible voter fraud. The facts of the case were analyzed by the Washington Post’s Fact Checker, who found it “jarring to see such fishy behavior by someone who decried” voter fraud.