Donald Trump and Republicans have been going on about rampant voter fraud by Democrats that they claim led to them losing the 2020 presidential election. They have alleged that ballot boxes were stuffed, electronic votes switched, voter rolls that had ineligible or dead voters, and the like. But they have been unable to provide any evidence that it has happened on anywhere near the scale required to tilt the election outcomes. In fact, if anything, the repeated investigations that they have instigated have shown that there was very little fraud of any kind by ordinary people.
But now it appears that there is at least one credible case of fraud. Unfortunately for them, it appears to have been committed by Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows who claimed a residence in North Carolina that he neither owned nor even ever visited, and yet he voted by absentee ballot from that address.
Donald Trump’s last White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has been removed from the electoral roll in North Carolina, amid a criminal inquiry into whether he committed election fraud by registering to vote at a residence he never owned or lived in.
Melanie Thibault, director of the Macon county board of elections, confirmed her decision to the Asheville Citizen Times, which reported that the registration for Meadows’s wife, Debra, remained active.
Before working for Trump, Meadows was a congressman from North Carolina.
According to the New Yorker, which reported the story last month, Meadows registered as his address a rented mobile home, in Scaly Mountain, which he reportedly had never visited.
He voted from there as an absentee in the 2020 presidential election. He has subsequently registered to vote in Virginia.
According to neighbors in Scaly Mountain and the former owner of the property, Debra Meadows rented and stayed at the mobile home for “a few nights” but her husband was never seen there.
It is not an uncommon tactic in politics to accuse one’s opponents of doing things that one is also guilty of. Meadows was one of the loudest voices alleging voter fraud.
He has not commented on this story.