President Donald Trump may not have to look far to begin his “major investigation” into so-called voter fraud because his top White House adviser, Steve Bannon, is reportedly registered to vote in two different states.
In a tweet on Wednesday, Trump defended his assertion that 3 to 5 million “illegal” voters caused him to lose the popular vote.
I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and….# p #3_11 # ad skipped = true #
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017# p #4_11 # ad skipped = true #
even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!# p #6_11 # ad skipped = true #
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017# p #7_11 # ad skipped = true #
According to The Guardian, one of the people guilty of being registered in two states is White House strategist Steve Bannon.
An investigation by the paper found that Bannon registered to vote in New York last year even though he was already on the rolls in Florida. Bannon lists his New York apartment as his current voting address. But he also claims the home of Andy Badolato as his address for voting in Florida.
The Guardian notes that records show Bannon cast his vote in New York and not Florida, meaning that no crime was committed. Being registered to vote in two locations is not in itself illegal.