According to data collected by The Washington Post, Mark Meadows, a former White House Chief of Staff, and his wife, Debra Meadows, were registered to vote in three states simultaneously: North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina.
The overlap lasted roughly 3 weeks and could have gone longer if discoveries about Meadows’ voting record in North Carolina had not drawn attention.
This revelation comes after Meadows made a statement regarding voter fraud in 2020 during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper.
“I don’t want my vote or anyone else’s to be disenfranchised. … Do you realize how inaccurate the voter rolls are, with people just moving around?” said Meadows. “Anytime you move, you’ll change your driver’s license, but you don’t call up and say, ‘Hey, by the way, I’m re-registering.’”
However, in 2018, Meadows registered to vote using the address of a mobile home in Macon County, North Carolina, where he reportedly had never lived. He then voted by absentee ballot in the 2020 election.
Then, Meadows voted in Virginia during the 2021 gubernatorial election. Meadows and his wife registered to vote in the state in September, despite being still registered in North Carolina, according to their voter registration applications.
Meadows paid roughly $1.6 million for a beachfront home in South Carolina in July 2021. But he also owned a townhouse in Alexandria until this year, which he bought in 2017.
In recent weeks, Mark Meadows has been removed from the voter rolls in North Carolina. Patrick Gannon, the spokesman for the North Carolina State Board of Elections, said Mark Meadows’ voter registration had been removed “administratively” on April 11. He is under investigation by North Carolina officials for possible voter fraud. His wife’s registration was removed on April 21.
There is currently no evidence that the Meadows couple attempted to vote in more than one state in the same election cycle.