Friday, August 26, 2016

Is Trump Campaign Manager Steve Bannon a Fraudulent Voter?

Over the years, Trump Campaign Manager Steve Bannon's alt-right advocacy site,, has carried on a very energetic attack on vote fraud. So it is more than a little ironic to find out that Bannon, himself, appears to be an active participant in vote fraud:

Trump’s new Presidential Campaign Chief is registered to vote in a key swing State of Florida at an empty house where he does not live, in an apparent breach of Election laws. Bannon has an active voter registration at the house in Miami-Dade County, Florida, which is vacant and due to be demolished to make way for a new development.

“I have emptied the property,” Luis Guevara, the owner of the house, which is in the Coconut Grove section of the City, said in an interview. “Nobody lives there … we are going to make a construction there.” Neighbors said the property had been abandoned for several months.

Bannon, 62, formerly rented the house for use by his ex-wife, Diane Clohesy, but did not live there himself. Clohesy, a Tea Party activist, moved out of the house earlier this year and has her own irregular voting registration arrangement. According to public records, Bannon and Clohesy divorced seven years ago.

Bannon previously rented another house for Clohesy in Miami from 2013 to 2015 and assigned his voter registration to the property during that period. But a source with direct knowledge of the rental agreement for this house said Bannon did not live there either, and that Bannon and Clohesy were not in a relationship.

Bannon, Clohesy and Trump’s Campaign repeatedly declined to answer detailed questions about Bannon’s voting arrangements. Jason Miller, a Trump Campaign spokesman, eventually said in an email: “Mr Bannon moved to another location in Florida.” Miller declined to answer further questions.

Bannon's problem of vote fraud damages the perception that elections are free and fair. What is does mean is that increasingly we are seeing no daylight in the personal ethics of the Trump camp.

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