Mark Meadows, who was White House chief of staff in the Trump administration, was removed from the voter roll in North Carolina on Monday, the State Board of Elections confirmed.
The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the registration, spokesperson Anjanette Grube said. The office of Attorney General Josh Stein, a Democrat, requested the investigation last month after it was reported that Meadows, a Republican former member of Congress and Trump staffer, had registered using an address he never lived at.
Meadow was removed “after documentation indicated he lived in Virginia and last voted in the 2021 election there,” said Patrick Gannon, a spokesperson for the state Board of Elections.
Voters who cast ballots outside the state would be considered to have lost residency in North Carolina, according to state law.
News reports this year questioned whether Meadows, who has repeatedly and falsely claimed that widespread voter fraud occurred in the 2020 election, may have committed an election offense himself.
State records indicate that Meadows voted by absentee ballot in North Carolina in the 2020 general election after having registered in September at an address in Macon County. He was Trump's chief of staff at the time.
“No formal challenge has been received by the Macon County Board of Elections,” Gannon said.
The New Yorker reported that Meadows registered at a "mobile home" in Scaly Mountain, which the former owner said Meadows’ wife, Debbie Meadows, had rented and briefly visited. The magazine reported that neighbors and friends of the Meadows family said they had never visited and that the home was sold to Ken Abele, a retail manager at Lowe's, before Meadows registered to vote there.
It is illegal to provide false information to register to vote in federal elections. North Carolina's voter registration form asks voters for their "residential address — where you physically live," underlining the word "physically."