A senior White House adviser to Donald Trump is registered to vote in two different states, a practice that the US president wrongly claimed amounted to electoral fraud on Wednesday as he called for an inquiry.Bannon used to have a Florida registration at his ex-wife's house, but when this was discovered, he registered at his pal's place instead of giving up the registration altogether.
Stephen Bannon ... whose registration lists a rented apartment in Manhattan as his address, cast his ballot for Trump in New York, according to a source familiar with his arrangements, who was not authorized to speak to the media.
Bannon, however, also remains registered to vote in Florida, according to state records. His registration lists as his address the home of Andy Badolato, a friend of Bannon’s who has worked on some of his political documentary films and written for Breitbart News....
President Trump, of course, tweeted today that that amounts to voter fraud -- whoops, sorry, I meant VOTER FRAUD.
I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017
But at least one other member of the Trump administration has done the same thing, K.T. McFarland, who was named deputy national security adviser by the Trump transition team back in November, was found to have maintained a double voter registration for a decade when she announced a run for the U.S. Senate back in 2006. The New York Post reported at the time:
Just-announced Republican Senate hopeful Kathleen McFarland ... has maintained two voting addresses since 1996: at her posh Park Avenue home and at her family's stunning second home on a small island near Southampton, according to the records.Enterprising reporters, you might want to check the voter registrations of all the Trumpers (and, for that matter, all the Trumps). I'm sure many have multiple residences. Let's eradicate Republican voter fraud!
She pingponged her vote from Manhattan to Southampton in various years, casting her ballot from the Ram Island address in 1998 and 1999, but voting from Park Avenue in 2000 and 2001.
She skipped the 2002 and 2003 elections, and then it was back to voting in Southampton in 2004, according to the records.
State law makes it a felony to be registered at two addresses during the same election cycle, according to state Board of Elections spokesman Lee Daghlian.
"When you change the place you've been voting, a new registration has to be filed, showing that you've changed your address," Daghlian said....
Tiffany Trump is currently registered to vote in 2 states. https://t.co/4gaVo8BKqI— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) January 25, 2017
UPDATE: Steven Mnuchin too.
Though it occurs to me that the plan might be to say, "See? States are not purging inactive voters from the rolls. In most cases, this is perfectly innocent, as in the case of these fine, honorable Trumpers, but the risks are so great that we simply must order massive purges of voters who are