Pence and his wife voted by mail in Indiana GOP primary using old address

Vice President Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, voted by mail in Indiana earlier this year using the address of the Indiana governor’s mansion, Business Insider reported.

The couple mailed in their ballots for the June GOP primary in their home state of Indiana on April 13, according to voter files obtained by the outlet. They used the address of the governor’s mansion in Indianapolis, where they have not lived since December 2016, when they transitioned to Washington, D.C.

It is not illegal for the Pences to use their previous address to vote by mail. They remain registered to vote in Indiana.

Pence’s press secretary Devin O’Malley said in a statement to The Hill that the Pences do not own another home in Indiana, so the governor’s mansion remains their “legally correct” address for registration.

The revelation comes as the Trump administration continues to raise issues with states across the country that have expanded mail-in ballot options this year in an effort to protect voters amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The vice president also voted absentee by mail for the primary and general election in 2018, according to The New York Times.

President Trump voted by mail in Florida’s March Republican primary. He changed his address last year from New York to Florida.

Trump said there is a difference between voting by mail while living outside one’s home state and voting by mail while living in the state where one is registered to vote.

Several other Trump administration and campaign officials have also voted by mail. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has voted by mail 11 times since 2010, the Tampa Bay Times reported in May. 

Brad Parscale, Trump’s campaign manager, submitted his vote by mail in 2018.

The president has regularly complained about mail-in voting. He launched another attack against the process Monday, claiming without evidence that ballots will be printed by foreign countries “and others.”

He also tweeted that mail-in ballots would cause the 2020 election to be the “most RIGGED” in U.S. history “unless this stupidity is ended.”

Twitter earlier this year fact-checked two of the president’s tweets for the first time after he claimed that California planned to send mail-in ballots to all residents of the state. 


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