Trump Adviser Bannon Registered in 2 States

Based on his tweet, president may consider that voter fraud
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2017 12:29 PM CST
Trump adviser Steve Bannon.   (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

(Newser) – When President Trump called for an investigation into voter fraud Wednesday morning, he tweeted that it would include people registered to vote in two states. He might want to have a talk with top adviser Steve Bannon: The Guardian reports that Bannon is still registered in both Florida and New York. Bannon voted for Trump in New York, listing his rented apartment in Manhattan for an address. However, state records in Florida show that he remains registered there, too, with his given address the home of Breitbart News friend Andy Badolato in Sarasota County. The newspaper points out that it's not illegal to be registered in two states, only to vote in two states.

"Now, no one is suggesting Bannon has knowingly broken the law or committed voter fraud," writes Chris Anderson at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. "This whole thing is probably a misunderstanding." But he notes a "strange pattern," given that Bannon had been registered in a different Florida county, Dade, before shifting to Sarasota. It doesn't appear that he voted in either locale, reports the Miami Herald. An anti-Trump group called Avaaz previously filed a complaint with the state because it suspected Bannon never lived at the Sarasota address, but the state dismissed it, saying the allegations "are neither factually sufficient or do not set out an incident of 'election fraud' as defined." (Read more Steve Bannon stories.)

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