Stephen Bannon May Be Guilty of Voter Fraud

He was registered to vote at a vacant home in Florida
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2016 3:42 PM CDT
Stephen Bannon May Be Guilty of Voter Fraud
Stephen Bannon, Donald Trump's new campaign CEO, is already being accused of voter fraud in Florida.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Guardian did a little digging and discovered Stephen Bannon, Donald Trump's new campaign CEO, may be guilty of a bit of felony voter fraud. The Atlantic calls this "particularly embarrassing" because Bannon is currently in charge of a presidential campaign that has been warning of voter fraud and a rigged election. Records show Bannon was, possibly as recently as today, registered to vote at a house in Florida's Miami-Dade County. Strangely, the house is vacant, and its owner says it's slated to be demolished. Neighbors say no one has lived there for months. Bannon used to rent the house for his ex-wife to use but never lived there. He was formerly registered at another house in Miami-Dade County that he rented for his ex-wife but where he never lived.

Florida law says voters must be legal residents in the county where they're registered to vote. Purposefully lying on voter registration is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Bannon owns no property—at least in his own name—in Miami-Dade County and may either live in property he owns in California or at the DC headquarters of Breitbart, which he co-founded. A Trump campaign spokesperson would only say that "Bannon has moved to another location in Florida." The New York Daily News reports that Bannon has now moved his voter registration to a home owned by a Breitbart writer in Florida's Sarasota County. It's unclear if he lives there. (More Steve Bannon stories.)

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