(Headline USA) North Carolina election officials removed former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows from the state’s voter rolls this week following a partisan investigation into whether the Republican committed election fraud.
Meadows was accused of illegally voting in North Carolina during the 2020 election by listing a mobile home in Scaly Mountain as his main address despite living full-time in Virginia.
“What I found was that he was also registered in the state of Virginia. And he voted in a 2021 election. The last election he voted in Macon County was in 2020,” Macon County Board of Elections Director Melanie Thibault said.
Thibault said she removed Meadows from the voter rolls, citing General Statute 163-57, which says, “If a person goes into another state, county, municipality, precinct, ward, or other election district, or into the District of Colombia, and while there exercises the right of a citizen by voting in an election, that person shall be considered to have lost residence in that State, county, municipality, precinct, ward, or other election district from which that person removed.”
Thibault said Virginia records show that when Meadows registered in that state, he did not include information about his North Carolina registration.
He also reportedly voted absentee in the 2020 election, and requested that his North Carolina ballot be sent to Alexandria, Virginia, where he and his wife currently live.
Meadows’s wife, Debra, remains registered in North Carolina.
Potential problems with Meadows’s voter registration during the 2020 election were first reported by the New Yorker earlier this month after they interviewed the owner of the mobile home listed by the Meadows. The owner alleged that Meadows “never spent a night down there,” and that Meadows’s wife had only spent one or two nights in the home.
Meadows has not commented on the allegations.