Steve Bannon registered to vote in two states despite Trump's cries of 'voter fraud' NY & FL
Steve Bannon registered to vote in two states despite Trump's cries of 'voter fraud'
Presidents senior adviser is registered in both New York and Florida, as president falsely claims in tweet that such an arrangement amounts to fraud
A senior White House adviser to Donald Trump is registered to vote in two different states, a practice that the US president wrongly claimed amounted to electoral fraud on Wednesday as he called for an inquiry.
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Stephen Bannon registered to vote in New York shortly before the presidential election last year, after the Guardian disclosed that he was registered to vote at a vacant house in Florida where his ex-wife had once lived.
Bannon, whose registration lists a rented apartment in Manhattan as his address, cast his ballot for Trump in New York, according to a source familiar with his arrangements, who was not authorized to speak to the media.
Bannon, however, also remains registered to vote in Florida, according to state records. His registration lists as his address the home of Andy Badolato, a friend of Bannons who has worked on some of his political documentary films and written for Breitbart News, the far-right website that Bannon controlled before entering the White House as chief strategist and senior counselor to the president.
His registration in Florida was moved to Badolatos home shortly after the publication of the Guardian report in August. Bannon has not cast a ballot in Florida, according to state records. Badolato, who was also registered to vote at the home with his adult sons, declined at the time to answer questions on whether Bannon actually lived at the property, which is required under the registration rules of the Florida division of elections.
"Bannon is registered to vote in both Florida and New York, the Daily News confirmed Wednesday. According to the Florida Division of Elections, Bannon is an active registered Republican voters in Nokomis, Fla. He registered there on April 2, 2014.
According to the New York State Board of Elections, Bannon is also registered as an active Republican voter in Manhattan."