The New Yorker published an article today on the latest Republican who appears to have committed voter fraud: former NC congressman and Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows:
On September 19th, about three weeks before North Carolina’s voter-registration deadline for the general election, Meadows filed his paperwork. On a line that asked for his residential address—“where you physically live,” the form instructs—Meadows wrote down the address of a fourteen-by-sixty-two-foot mobile home in Scaly Mountain. He listed his move-in date for this address as the following day, September 20th.
Meadows does not own this property and never has. It is not clear that he has ever spent a single night there. (He did not respond to a request for comment.) The previous owner, who asked that we not use her name, now lives in Florida. “That was just a summer home,” she told me, when I called her up the other day. She seemed surprised to learn that the residence was listed on the Meadowses’ forms.
Meadows’ wife rented the modest abode for a couple of months within the past few years, according to the former owner, who couldn’t remember the exact dates, but the Meadows never lived there. The wife and the Meadows’ grown kids allegedly spent a couple of nights there, but the offsite former owner said Mark Meadows never did, and she’s completely mystified as to why the couple would list that address as their residence. The current owner is also surprised:
Ken Abele…bought the mobile home in August . Abele said that he’d heard that the Meadows family stayed there in the fall of 2020, when they were in the area for a Trump rally, because nearby hotels were scarce… It struck him as odd. “I’ve made a lot of improvements,” Abele said, of the mobile home. “But when I got it, it was not the kind of place you’d think the chief of staff of the President would be staying.” I asked him what he made of Meadows listing the property as his place of residence on his voter-registration form. “That’s weird that he would do that,” he said. “Really weird.”
It’s unclear from the article whether the local authorities intend to investigate. I’m going to go way out on a limb here and predict that they will not.