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Meadow ‘fraud’ is propaganda

Meadow ‘fraud’ is propaganda

To the Editor:

It looks like the leftist propaganda media has teamed up to smear former Rep. Mark Meadows with exaggerated claims of voter fraud, comparing his case to two other cases in which the voter fraud committed was of a totally different nature. 

The Charlotte Observer is even insinuating that Meadows is a felon because some Hoke County resident voted illegally being a felon himself, having no voter rights. The Smoky Mountain News also claims there’s no proof that Meadows ever lived at the Macon County address. Can you show us your proof that your accusation is indeed true? Can you prove he never, ever, spent the night there? Because that seems to be missing from the article.  

You also smear deontologically correct recusal of District Attorney Ashley Welch as a kind of proof of Meadows’ guilt. In the entire article you fail to mention even once why Meadows’ actions are a felony. Also, when you accuse someone publicly, like you do, you should have the common decency to, at the very least, hear out the accused. Or is the right of an accused person to confront his accusers not applicable to newspaper articles?

Personally, I’m not a supporter of Meadows. But you are an opposer of him because he’s a Trump ally.

Gino De Neef,

Franklin

Editor’s note: Claims of voter fraud on the part of Mark Meadows and his wife were referred by District Attorney Ashley Welch to the North Carolina Attorney General’s office for investigation by the SBI. According to the story, there is no proof Meadows ever visited the Macon County residence, which does not have a mailbox. No contact information is available for Meadows, who has not returned calls by The Smoky Mountain News for more than three years. Publicly released texts from the investigation into Meadows released by the Jan. 6 committee do not list a number. 

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8 comments

  • Who’s promoting the propaganda here? It’s not just two but three states he registered in. The party of law and order has lost their way. It’s terrifying.

    posted by Bet

    Sunday, 04/24/2022

  • Who’s promoting the propaganda here? It’s not just two but three states he registered in. The party of law and order has lost their way. It’s terrifying.

    posted by Bet

    Sunday, 04/24/2022

  • Who’s promoting the propaganda here? It’s not just two but three states he registered in. The party of law and order has lost their way.

    posted by Bet

    Sunday, 04/24/2022

  • Who’s promoting the propaganda here? Get a grip hillbilly.

    posted by Bet

    Sunday, 04/24/2022

  • Gino- I don't know if you noticed or not, but "journalism" doesn't have to be "true" any more. They print or broadcast what they want you to think.,, And think about back page retractions a couple years later, maybe.

    posted by Tess

    Monday, 04/04/2022

  • Another attempt at twisting the truth and facts to justify illegal actions by a lawless politician!

    posted by Mary Daily

    Sunday, 04/03/2022

  • Providing false information to vote in a federal election is a federal crime, a felony.

    It is illegal to provide false information on voter registration, and while Americans can have multiple residences, they can have only one official domicile, which is tied to their voter registration. To register to vote in North Carolina, a citizen must have lived in the county where they are registering and have resided there for at least 30 days before the date of the election, according to the state’s board of elections.

    Have you looked up this Mcconnell Road, which is in Scaly Mountain? It's a dive trailer in the middle of nowhere. Can you see him or his wife staying in it? He lives in a multi-million dollar home. (BTW, at the time of the writing of the article, you referred to he still had his address listed there.)

    Additionally, you can’t claim to live somewhere that you haven’t moved to yet. Meadows listed his move-in date as the day after he signed and dated the form. This invalidates the registration.

    I find it honestly hard to see how this is not a clear violation of federal law.

    Cases like these are how the Republicans know that voter fraud exists. It exists because they are committing it.

    posted by Cindy

    Thursday, 03/31/2022

  • It's one thing to claim ignorance. It is entirely different to be ignorant. Meadows hasn't figured this out yet. Simpleton he is and all.

    posted by Aldo Raine

    Wednesday, 03/30/2022

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