Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his campaign staff continue to prove their neophyte nature in the political realm as issues which should never have been a problem continue to popup. The latest campaign embarrassment is Trump’s campaign CEO Steve Bannon potentially breaking election laws.
Bannon, the head of Breitbart News and Trump’s campaign boss, is apparently registered to vote in Florida at an address where he has not lived for several years. In fact the home where Bannon is registered is set to be demolished very soon! The owner of the home, Luis Guevara, said, “I have emptied the property. Nobody lives there. We are going to make a construction there.”
The scenario gets worse for Bannon as it turns out he never lived at the address, he only rented it home for his ex-wife Diane Clohesy. The two have been divorced for seven years.
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.
Florida has exceptionally strict voter registration laws. The guidelines are clear and state a legal residency is defined as a, “person mentally intends to make his or her permanent residence.” Now if Bannon willfully knew he was registered to vote at this address, and had no intention to live there, it is a third-degree felony which carries a penalty of up to 5-years in prison.
Bannon deserves to be investigated over this matter. If the investigation proves Bannon committed a crime, he deserves to be punished. It is that simple.