The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating allegations that Mark Meadows, the former White House chief of staff, committed election fraud. Meadows has been removed from North Carolina’s voter rolls.
Melanie Thibault, the director of the Macon County Board of Elections, confirmed on April 12 that Meadows had been removed from the county’s active voter list the day before. After finding records indicating Meadows was registered in both Virginia and North Carolina, Thibault said she consulted the N.C. Board of Elections in Raleigh.
“He was also registered in the state of Virginia, which I discovered. He also cast a ballot in the election of 2021. He last voted in a Macon County election in 2020 “she stated
“If a person goes into another state, county, municipality, precinct, ward, or other election district, or into the District of Columbia, 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,” according to General Statute 163-57.
Meadows, a former congressman from Asheville and Western North Carolina and a leading proponent of the false claim that Trump lost the election due to widespread fraud, was a top staffer for President Donald Trump and a leading proponent of the false claim that Trump lost the election due to widespread fraud – has not commented on the allegations since news broke in March that he registered to vote at a single-wide mobile home in Macon County where there is no evidence he ever lived. Meadows voted absentee using that address in the 2020 general election.
Anjanette Grube, a spokesperson for the SBI, did not respond to a message asking if the change in registration had any bearing on the investigation.
Meadows did not include information about his Macon County registration when he registered in Virginia, according to Thibault. As a result, she claims, Virginia election officials failed to notify North Carolina officials about the double registration.
According to Thibault, removing voters in this manner is standard procedure.
Meadows’ wife Debra’s registration for the Scaly Mountain, N.C., address is still active, despite the fact that neither she nor her husband ever owned it. Debra Meadows rented the home and stayed there for a few nights, but Mark Meadows was never seen there, according to a March 6 New Yorker story citing interviews with neighbors, the owner, and a former owner who said Debra Meadows rented the home and stayed there for a few nights, but Mark Meadows was never seen there.
The Citizen Times spoke with Republican voters in Macon County who were skeptical that a powerful member of the president’s staff lived in the small house with the rusted roof.
Meanwhile, a North Carolina woman who claims she was prosecuted for voting while on probation has called for Meadows to face the same fate.
The SBI announced its investigation on March 17. That followed a letter to the N.C. Department of Justice from District Attorney Ashley Hornsby-Welch, whose jurisdiction includes Macon County, recusing herself from the case due to a campaign contribution Meadows gave her.
Meadows, a top Conservative Partnership Institute member, has recently stopped speaking at CPI-sponsored statewide Election Integrity Summits. The summits demonstrate how to form “citizen election integrity task forces” to check on people’s voter registration records to make sure they live where they say they do.