On the heels of President Donald Trump’s accusation of mass voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election, it’s been brought to light his youngest daughter may be registered to vote in more than one state.
Trump announced on Jan. 25 that he plans to request an investigation into voter fraud “including those registered to vote in two states.”
“I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and….” Trump tweeted on Jan. 25. He continued “…even those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!”
But HeatStreet reports that Tiffany Trump, who is an internet celebrity, model and singer, is registered to vote in both New York and Pennsylvania.
Being registered to vote in two states often happens when someone moves. If the previous state fails to update its voter rolls in a timely manner, that person will show up as being registered to vote in more than one state.
Tiffany lived in Philadelphia while attending the University of Pennsylvania, but ultimately cast her vote in New York City, according to The Hill.
Although it is not illegal to be registered in two states at the same time, it is unlawful to cast a ballot in more than one state in the same election.
Fred Voigt, the deputy election commissioner for Philadelphia, told HeatStreet, “There is nothing illegal about that. The illegality only occurs if one votes in two places, not if you’re registered in both.”
Adding that it is “very common for college students to be registered both where they live and where they go to school.”
The spokeswoman for the New York City Board of Elections also verified that there was nothing unlawful about Tiffany being registered to vote in two states.
Trump’s pick for treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, is registered to vote in both New York and California. Records show that he last voted in New York in 2008, reports The Hill.
Chief White House strategist Steve Bannon is also registered to vote in both New York and Florida.
Sources: HeatStreet, The Hill / Photo credit: Tiffany Trump via People