A man who President Trump has promoted as an authority on voter fraud was registered to vote in multiple states during the 2016 presidential election, the AP has learned. Gregg Phillips, whose unsubstantiated claim that the election was marred by 3 million illegal votes was tweeted by the president, was listed on the rolls in Alabama, Texas, and Mississippi, according to voting records and election officials in those states. He voted only in Alabama in November, records show. In a post earlier this month, Phillips described "an amazing effort" by volunteers tied to True the Vote, an organization whose board he sits on, who he said found "thousands of duplicate records and registrations of dead people."
The AP found that Phillips was registered in Alabama and Texas under the name Gregg Allen Phillips, with the identical Social Security number. Mississippi records list him under the name Gregg A. Phillips. He has lived in all three states. At the time of November's presidential election, Phillips' status was "inactive" in Mississippi and suspended in Texas. Officials in both states, however, say that Phillips could have voted by producing identification and updating his address at the polls. Reached by telephone Monday, Phillips said he was unaware of his multiple registrations but asked, "Why would I know or care?" He added: "Doesn't that just demonstrate how broken the system is?" (Steve Bannon was registered in two states.)