Wednesday, January 25, 2017


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.

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....
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.

President Trump, of course, tweeted today that that amounts to voter fraud -- whoops, sorry, I meant VOTER FRAUD.

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.

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....
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!


UPDATE: Ahem...

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 Democrats inactive...." Attention to these duplicate registrants might be exactly what the smarter folks in the administration wanted.

1 comment:

Lit3Bolt said...

This was a trap the media fell for. Now a federal "investigation" will purge thousands of Dems off the rolls in battleground states, and new state laws will make it impossible for them to re-register.

The Democrats, media, and the public still fail to realize with what we're dealing with. The USA is undergoing White-storation. The 2020 Census will be Trump's responsibility, and gerrymandered distracts will be locked down even tighter. The Democrats will either have to swing far right or be a minority opposition party for decades.