The Associated Press reports:
A former Trump administration official now running for Congress in New Hampshire voted twice during the 2016 primary election season, potentially violating federal voting law and leaving him at odds with the Republican Party’s intense focus on “election integrity.”
Matt Mowers, a leading Republican primary candidate looking to unseat Democratic Rep. Chris Pappas, cast an absentee ballot in New Hampshire’s 2016 presidential primary, voting records show. At the time, Mowers served as the director of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential campaign.
Four months later, after Christie’s bid fizzled, Mowers cast another ballot in New Jersey’s Republican presidential primary, using his parents’ address to re-register in his home state, documents The Associated Press obtained through a public records request show.
Read the full article. Mowers also ran for the US House in 2020, losing to Pappas by five points. Below is his Bridgegate testimony.
GOP House Candidate: My Two 2016 Votes Were Legal
Manchester’s ABC News affiliate reports:
Republican 1st Congressional District candidate Matt Mowers is facing questions about his voting record after documents show he voted in the 2016 presidential primary in New Hampshire and New Jersey. Mowers said his two votes were perfectly legal.
“I voted in total compliance with the law,” he said. “I voted here in New Hampshire in the presidential primary when I was living in Manchester, and in a totally separate election — totally separate election — while living where I was working in the New York area, because remember, I was working out of Trump Tower,” Mowers said.
Under New Hampshire’s law prohibiting double voting, if the election in New Hampshire and the election in another state are held on different dates and a person legitimately moves their domicile between the two states, they are in the clear. So, the federal law would be more in question in this case.
Read the full article. As you’ll see in the second clip, Mowers’ opponents are calling for him to drop out.