The British expression to be “in Dicky’s meadow” means to be in trouble. The New Yorker has reported that Mark Meadows allegedly knowingly registered to vote using a fake mobile home address in North Carolina. The former owner of the mobile home said Meadows’ wife rented the place for two months, but Mark Meadows never stayed there. The current owner said it was “Really weird” that Meadows would list the property as his place of residence.
So, why would Meadows register to vote using the address of a “dive trailer in the middle of nowhere” that he does not own or live in? Meadows considered running for the Republican seat vacated by Richard Burr, who voted to convict Trump on the impeachment charge of inciting an insurrection. Meadows did not run, but he did vote by mail in the November 2020 election using the bogus address. It’s a federal crime to knowingly falsify voter registration in a federal election. But it is up to the challenger to file a voter fraud complaint. Perhaps the neighbor – who, based on her statements, is a pro-Trump conspiracy theorist – could be a witness for the prosecution in TWO cases of voter fraud. The neighbor stated, “They legitimately voted in the legitimate election,” possibly implicating Mrs. Meadows too.
Meadows’ voter registration scandal originally came out in December 2021 around the time the Guardian reported on the unfair sentencing of a black woman in Tennessee, Pamela Moses, for “knowingly” making “a false entry on per permanent registration.” The good news is, after the Guardian revealed new evidence that the DA failed to provide crucial documents, on February 25, 2022, the same judge who ordered the harsh punishment ordered a retrial and Moses was released. The new evidence shows Moses did not “knowingly” submit an inaccurate certificate of voting rights restoration. Prosecutors can appeal, retry, or drop the charges.
Now, if a challenger of the candidate that Meadows voted for files a complaint, there is compelling evidence that he “knowingly” falsified his registration, and he’ll be in Dicky’s meadow.
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.