Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was removed from the North Carolina voter rolls as the state investigation into allegations that he committed voter fraud continues. Macon County Board of Elections director Melanie Thibault said the county "removed the voter registration of Mark Meadows," as "he lived in Virginia and last voted in the 2021 election there.," CNN reports. The registration removal was first reported by the Asheville Citizen-Times. Thibault said Virginia had not informed North Carolina that Meadows had registered to vote in that state.
The last election Meadows voted in Macon County was the 2020 general election. He voted absentee by mail. An absentee ballot request form for Meadows was submitted the first week of October 2020, with a request to send the ballot to an Alexandria, Va, address. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation confirmed that its special investigations unit was investigating allegations that Mark Meadows registered to vote in 2020 at a home where he never resided. The New Yorker magazine said Meadows registered to vote weeks before the 2020 election at a mobile home in Macon County where he allegedly never lived or even visited. The article quoted the former owner of the property as saying that Meadows' wife "reserved the house for two months at some point within the past few years -- she couldn't remember exactly when -- but only spent one or two nights there" and that Meadows himself had never even "spent a night in there."