A state Justice Department spokesperson, Nazneen Ahmed, also confirmed the NCSBI investigation but did not respond to questions about the State Board of Elections investigation. Ahmed said Macon County District Attorney Ashley Welch referred the case to the Justice Department’s Special Prosecutions Section, which accepted the case and asked the NCSBI to investigate. The North Carolina Department of Justice will then review its findings.
A spokesperson for Meadows did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the investigations.
Public records show Meadows is registered to vote in two states, North Carolina and Virginia. Meadows, also a former congressman from western North Carolina, registered to vote at a mobile home in Scaly Mountain, North Carolina, for the 2020 election – a property he didn’t own. never owned and possibly never visited, according to The New Yorker, which first reported its voter registration status. Meadows and his wife voted in North Carolina in 2020 through mail-in ballots mailed to the Washington, DC area.
President Donald Trump’s former chief of staff was instrumental in spreading Trump’s lies about mass voter fraud. And now critics are accusing Meadows of committing voter fraud himself.
The former owner of the property where Meadows is registered to vote said the former chief of staff never owned the home, The New Yorker reported. While Meadows’ wife has rented the property for two months for the past few years, she’s only stayed there for a few nights. Neighbors said Meadows was never home.
Meadows frequently cycled lies about the 2020 election, suggesting Joe Biden was not the legitimate winner of the presidential race. He also repeats this baseless claim in his new memoirs. From judges to election officials to Trump’s own attorney general, William Barr, it was concluded that there was no evidence of widespread voter fraud.
However, it is illegal to provide false information about one’s voter registration. Americans, while they can have multiple residences, can only have one official address, which is tied to voter registration. According to North Carolina voter registration requirements, a person must have resided in a county for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election.