The former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and his wife Debra Meadows won’t be charged with voting fraud, according to a Friday announcement from the North Carolina Department of Justice, The Hill reported.
After claims that Meadows had registered to vote in a mobile home in North Carolina before the 2020 election, while not residing there, surfaced earlier this year, the State Bureau of Investigation opened an investigation into him.
Given his position as a government employee in Washington, D.C., Meadows qualified for a residence exception, according to the North Carolina Department of Justice. Meadows served as former President Trump’s chief of staff from March 2020 until the conclusion of his term.
Debra Meadows was “in and near” Scaly Mountain in October 2020, according to phone data, and Meadows and his wife also signed a one-year lease for the house there, according to the department.
Mark Meadows was removed from North Carolina’s voter records in April despite not being charged with voter fraud in relation to the claims when the Macon County Board of Elections discovered that he resided in Virginia and last cast a ballot there in 2021.
According to Stein’s statement on Friday, Meadows was a major supporter of claims of voter fraud after the 2020 election and has been deeply connected to the incidents leading up to the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Stein called on federal prosecutors to “bring accountable every single individual who engaged in a scheme to put our democracy at peril,” but he said Jan. 6 was unimportant to the current situation.