Donald Trump’s nominee to be a deputy U.S. Trade Representative did not vote legally during the presidential election last year.
According to the New York Times, Jeffrey Gerrish violated states voting laws in Virginia after he moved from Virginia to Maryland in July 2016 but decided to cast his vote for Trump in Virginia.
The story broke out on Tuesday after the Senate Finance Committee, which will consider Gerrish’s nomination, was notified about the issue.
Trump and his voting fraud commission have been trying to “prove” that illegal voting was done during the presidential election to help Hillary Clinton win the popular vote. Which makes this story a big development, considering Gerrish voted for Trump illegally.
According to Virginia law, voters can still vote in the state if they moved out of the state within 30 days of the election. Gerrish, in fact, did not. He moved out of his Fairfax County home to North Bethesda, Md. about four months before the election.
Gerrish was capable of voting in Maryland as their law requires new residents to change their driver’s license within 60 days of moving into the state.