(PresidentialInsider.com)- North Carolina authorities have reportedly begun an investigation into Mark Meadows, the former White House Chief of Staff during the Trump administration, over claims that he committed voter fraud. If such an accusation turns out to be true, it could be a rough blow for former President Donald Trump, after spending more than a year advocating for fairer and more secure elections.
Macon County District Attorney Ashley Hornby Welch said in a letter to the attorney general’s office on Monday that the allegations against Meadows “involve potential crimes committed by a government official.”
A spokesperson for Attorney General Josh stein’s office said that they have agreed to take over the investigation at the request of Welch.
“We have asked the State Bureau of Investigation to investigate and at the conclusion of the investigation, we’ll review their findings,” the spokesman said.
Meadows is accused of claiming that his legal residence was a mobile home during the time that he was serving as President Donald Trump’s White House chief of staff. The accusations originate from an article in the New Yorker, published on March 6, questioning whether Meadows’ voter registration in North Carolina in 2020 was legitimate. On his registration forms, Meadows said that he lived in a mobile home located in Scaly Mountain.
According to the article, Meadows doesn’t own the property and never has. The writer even claims that Meadows has not spent a single night in the mobile home, which was rented by his wife, Debbie, for several years.
Under state law, voters might have stayed in their address for the last 30 days before the election in which they intend to vote. Meadows, however, listed his move-in data for the property as of September 20, 2020.
It’s hard to know for sure what happened here given that all we have is media reporting, but we’ll be sure to check back on this story and offer some updates.