Welp, I assume it’s official: Former Trump lackey Mark Meadows has been faraway from North Carolina’s voter rolls. That means he can’t fake to dwell in a cellular dwelling in Scaly Mountain in Macon County, North Carolina, with a view to vote there whereas truly residing in Virginia—the place he additionally apparently registered to vote.
Melanie Thibault, Macon County Board of Elections director, advised the Asheville Citizen Times Tuesday that she consulted with the North Carolina Board of Elections employees after discovering that Meadows was registered in North Carolina and Virginia. The board eliminated him from their voter rolls.
“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,” Thibault stated.
Meadows was eliminated in accordance with General Statute 163-57, which states:
“If a person goes into another state, county, municipality, precinct, ward, or other election district, or into the District of Columbia, and while there G.S. 163-57 Page 2 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.”
As first reported by The New Yorker in September 2020, about three weeks earlier than North Carolina’s voter registration deadline for the overall election, Meadows—a religious Stop the Stealer—claimed to be residing in a 14-foot-by-62-foot cellular dwelling in North Carolina, the place he by no means truly lived. But he voted absentee utilizing that handle within the 2020 normal election. Meadows, a former Asheville resident and Western North Carolina congressman, was truly residing in Virginia at the moment.
In March, an investigation into Meadows’ potential voter fraud was launched by the State Bureau of Investigation.
“The allegations, in this case, involve potential crimes committed by a government official,” Macon County District Attorney Ashley Hornsby Welch wrote in a letter to the legal professional normal’s workplace on March 14.
Nazneen Ahmed, a spokesperson for North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein’s workplace, advised CNBC on the time that “we have agreed to [Welch’s] request” to take duty for the investigation.
“We have requested that the Department of Justice’s Special Prosecutions Sections investigate alongside the State Board of Elections,” Ahmed stated. “At the conclusion of the investigation, we’ll review the findings.”
As we’ve reported prior to now, it stays to be seen what if any penalty will come to Meadows. But relating to the identical factor taking place to individuals of colour, the result is kind of clear.
In February, Pamela Moses, a Black lady, was sentenced to 6 years in jail for attempting to register to vote. And in 2019, Lanisha Diresha Bratcher, one other Black lady, was charged with a felony for voter fraud after she tried to vote whereas on probation.
Republished with permission from Daily Kos.