In early March, I reported that not only was Mark Meadows in hot water, but also that his wife could be implicated for allegedly knowingly registering to vote using a fake mobile home address in North Carolina. I also reported that a challenger of the candidate that Meadows voted for would need to file a complaint. Now North Carolina officials have announced that Mark Meadows is under investigation for potential felony voter fraud after Debra Meadows submitted voter registrations and absentee ballot requests on behalf of herself and her husband.
Although Debra Meadows is not named in the investigation, she certified she was eligible to vote. The form notes “fraudulently or falsely completing this form” is a Class I Felony. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation said, “As the investigation continues, information will be shared with the prosecutor who will make a determination as to whether any additional persons should be subject to investigation.”
The Meadows should be prosecuted to the fullest just as North Carolina resident Latisha Bratcher Jones, a black woman, was. Or Pamela Moses, a Tennessee woman of color who was unfairly sentenced for “knowingly” making “a false entry on per permanent registration.” Jones eventually got her charge reduced to a misdemeanor, and Moses was subsequently released and is now asking for the charges to be dismissed. In both cases, the Guardian uncovered evidence to get both these cases revisited.
Moses has been speaking out stating these “scare tactics” are intended to deter black people from voting. The Meadows family don’t seem afraid to submit falsified voter registrations and absentee ballot requests, allegedly. For all their claims of voter fraud, Republicans have drawn unwanted scrutiny to themselves and tested the system, perhaps to their own demise.
Many thanks to the Guardian and these women fighting to protect everyone’s right to vote. Let’s make sure we vote in droves when 34 Senate seats and all 435 House seats are up for election on November 8, 2022.
Chicago native Lorraine Evanoff earned her degree in French from DePaul University then became a Certified Financial Manager. She worked as a finance exec in film production for seven years in Paris, then in Silicon Valley during the dot-com era, and later for various Hollywood production companies, notably as CFO of National Lampoon. She is currently living in Los Angeles with her husband.