APRIL 22, 2022
- Mark Meadows was registered to vote in three states at the same time.
- The former Trump White House chief of staff was booted from North Carolina voter rolls last week.
- He’s still registered to vote in both South Carolina and Virginia.
Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows was registered to vote in three states at the same time, a new Washington Post report found on Friday.
According to state records reviewed by The Post’s Fact Checker, Meadows was registered to vote in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia — simultaneously — for about three weeks.
Meadows was booted from North Carolina’s voter rolls last week during an investigation into potential voter fraud related to his voting record. Meadows was registered to vote in 2020 from a mobile home address in Scaly Mountain, North Carolina, though Meadows did not own the property nor had he lived there, prompting an investigation.
He is also still registered to vote both in South Carolina and Virginia, per The Post. The news comes as Meadows has amplified GOP talking points about “election integrity” and has served as senior partner at the Conservative Partnership Institute, a group that works to “restore the election integrity safeguards the left is trying to tear down,” The Post reported.
Meadows served in Congress from January 2013 until March 2020. As a GOP lawmaker, he represented western North Carolina until joining the Trump administration as the president’s fourth and final chief of staff. In the November 2020 election, while serving in the White House, Meadows voted by mail from the North Carolina address, according to The Post.
The following year, he registered to vote in the Virginia gubernatorial election, although he was still a North Carolina registered voter. Virginia elected Republican Glenn Youngkin as governor in November 2021.
Meadows registered to vote in South Carolina last month, the Post reported. Last summer, records show that Meadows bought a nearly $1.6 million home in the state.
A spokesperson for Meadows did not immediately return Insider’s request for comment.
Meadows’ own voting record has come under scrutiny after he spread falsehoods about the 2020 election results, claiming it was rigged and stolen because of widespread voter fraud. There is no evidence to back such allegations, and federal, state and local officials have repeatedly said the election was fair and accurate.
Courtesy/Source: Business Insider