(Headline USA) After failing to boot Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., off the ballot, North Carolina officials have decided to target another Republican: Mark Meadows, former congressman and chief of staff to President Donald Trump.
State Attorney General Josh Stein asked the State Bureau of Investigation and State Board of Elections this week to look into Meadows’s voter registration, according to WRAL. He alleged that Meadows and his wife might have committed voter fraud by listing a mobile home in Scaly Mountain as their main address during the 2020 election, when they actually live full-time in Virginia.
The attorney general’s office noted that Macon County District Attorney Ashely Welch first brought the matter to the government’s attention and asked that Stein “handle both the advisement of law enforcement agencies as to any criminal investigations as well as any potential prosecution of Mark Meadows.”
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.
This is yet another example of Democrat officials using election laws to target Republicans. Earlier this year, North Carolina Democrats attempted to disqualify Cawthorne from reelection by using a vague and rarely-used Civil War-era clause to criminalize his participation in the Jan. 6 pro-Trump rally.
The leftist operatives responsible for these attacks have claimed that the role these GOP lawmakers played in supporting former President Donald Trump’s challenges to the widely disputed outcome of the 2020 election—using the same congressional procedures Democrats themselves deployed in trying to block the certification of Trump and former President George W. Bush—was tantamount to secession from the Union.