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Trump’s New CEO: A Domestic Violence Charge And Possible Voter Fraud

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Trump’s New CEO: A Domestic Violence Charge And Possible Voter Fraud

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Donald Trump’s new campaign CEO, Stephen Bannon, was charged with domestic violence in 1996, according to a Politico report out this week, and may have committed felony voter fraud in 2016 by having an active voter registration at a property set to be demolished in Florida.

According to Politico, though the domestic violence case was ultimately dropped, Bannon was charged with battery, dissuading a witness, and misdemeanor domestic violence. The police report Politico relied upon is from Santa Monica, California, and states that Bannon’s wife at the time alleged the couple were having an argument over their finances, and he pulled her neck and wrist. An officer’s report corroborates this account. It is also alleged that Bannon broke the phone when she attempted to call the authorities.

Bannon pleaded not guilty and geared up with representation for the legal proceedings, but Bannon’s ex-wife did not show up in court, leading the case to be dropped.

A spokesperson for Bannon commented on his current relationship with his ex-wife and their twin girls but appeared not to address the allegations directly: “The bottom line is he has a great relationship with the twins, he has a great relationship with the ex-wife, he still supports them.”

That’s not the end of the bad publicity today for Bannon, however: An exclusive report from The Guardian revealed that he is registered to vote at the address of an empty house in a critical swing state: Florida.

Neighbors told The Guardian the house had been abandoned for several months.

Bannon apparently never lived at the house himself, but rented it for his ex-wife. This is also not the first time Bannon linked his voter registration to a house he never occupied: he previously did the same with his ex-wife for a two year period starting in 2013.

Neither Bannon nor Trump’s representatives chose to comment to the publication, initially. Eventually, a Trump spokesman issued the following snippet to The Guardian via email: “Mr Bannon moved to another location in Florida.”

Florida laws mandate voters be permanent residents of the location where they intend to vote. If Bannon’s registration can be shown to be willful, he could face up to five years behind bars for a third-degree felony.

Trump has already faced his fair share of headaches after his appointment of the aggressive alt-right poster boy as CEO. Bannon’s organization, Breitbart News, is known for being closely aligned with alt-right values of nativism, anti-immigration sentiments and, in a twist of irony, voter fraud concerns.

Photo: Campaign CEO Stephen Bannon listens during Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s round table discussion on security at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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11 Comments

  1. Dominick Vila August 26, 2016

    It makes sense for a man who has insulted women, Hispanics-Latinos, African Americans, veterans, LGBT, Muslims, and just about anybody who dared criticize him, to surround himself with people like Bannon and Aisles. I guess there is some consistency in his behavior after all.

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  2. PrecipitousDrop August 26, 2016

    His spokesperson says of his former family, “He still supports them.”
    Are we supposed to be impressed?
    Good luck to Florida in prosecuting Voter Fraud. Their governor is one of Trump’s surrogates. Sec. of State Ken Detzner is a rock-ribbed, life-long Republican. Don’t hold your breath.

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  3. Joan August 27, 2016

    It is obvious that this writer does not understand facts inside the bubble. Voter fraud is only really Fraud and wrong if a democrat does it. Likewise racists have a First Amendment, Constitutional right to speak their hate speech. You and I however, should not have the same Constitutional protected right to call them on it.

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  4. Jon August 27, 2016

    Old Beat the Bitch Bannon engaged in voter fraud in Florida. OMG Donnie is right about the election being rigged. How many of his campaign staff and supporters are registered to vote somewhere they do not live? How many different places are they registered to vote? 5? 10? Now I know how Donnie came up with information that some people vote 5 times.

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    1. PrecipitousDrop August 27, 2016

      Hey! Maybe they’re the “Stealth Voters” his surrogates were talking about all last week, y’know? They were talking about a BUNCH of Trump voters that aren’t included in the polls? Kellyanne Conway was ALL OVER that “Stealth Voter” business. Knew it inside and out.

      1. Dominick Vila August 27, 2016

        I wonder if Kellyanne and The Donald remember who was behind the pregnant chads caper.

        1. PrecipitousDrop August 27, 2016

          Katherine Harris?
          What EVER happened to HER?
          Is she still alive?

          1. Dominick Vila August 28, 2016

            She is probably in hiding, somewhere in Florida, working on a more sophisticated sequel to pregnant chads, and delaying election recounts.

  5. Aaron Zanzibari August 27, 2016

    Welcome to the Land Of Poetic Justice, Bannon. You and Donnie have been so dismissive of Spiritual Laws(laws as valid as the Law of Gravitation).
    Since Donald and Bannon have so little regard for spirituality, and consequently are tone-deaf in that regards, payback may very well be exacted in many more ways to come.
    And payback for Bannon and Trump would be like a breath of fresh air—an air to help cleanse the toxic gases expelled by these proto-humans over the past few decades.

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  6. ErikKC2 August 28, 2016

    So, anybody remember Breitbart? The Internet news service, who’s reporter received a lifetime ban from Twitter for his smarmy review of Ghostbusters II, which elicited such outrage from Breitbart on First Amendment grounds.

    They banned me for just such an anti-Trump post:

    Trump believes you’re ridiculous, and you don’t deserve to be taken seriously. He wants your votes, of course, and he panders to you, and your whims, as necessary, to get them. But, he really thinks you are complete idiots. Just as Putin sees him as a “useful idiot,” so he sees you.

    Of course, you don’t want to believe it. You certainly don’t want to believe me, some lefty, liberal, Democrat, but it’s true. Remember, belief isn’t truth, no matter how so very much you wish it so. But, by the same token, truth is not always believed, even by those that see it right under their noses.

    And, you might ask, how do I know this? Well, I listen to his words. And hear them.

    In his recent speech, where he, not so subtly, called for you to assassinate Hillary, what did he call you?

    He called you “those second amendment people.”

    Think about it. You’re them. When he says something like “…get a load of those Bernie or Bust people,” is he being complimentary? Of course not, and you know it. He’s calling them a bunch of idiots. Useful idiots, as they pull votes from Clinton, but idiots all the same. Them.

    Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. It isn’t just people who are passionate about their Second Amendment rights that he despises and disrespects. It’s all the voters that can be fooled into voting for him. Even if they oppose everything you hold dear, he wants their votes, no matter what it takes. Trump couldn’t care less about constitutional amendments, or constitutional law, or laws in general. He cares about Trump. And Trump’s above the law. He can ask a foreign intelligence service to hack his opponent’s emails, or even ask his supporters to murder her, and he gets away with it. So, why should he care?

    But remember, when he says that all he has to do is mention “the wall,” when you’re
    getting bored during a speech, or that he could murder someone and “not lose a single vote,” he’s talking about you, his “useful idiots.”

    And, speaking of immigration and “the wall,” what did he say?

    “I’ll build a great wall…” And make Mexico pay for it?

    Do you believe him? Does he think you are an idiot? Of course he does.

    I, on the other hand, don’t believe all Trump supporters are stupid. Some are merely ignorant of the facts.

    Ignorance and stupidity are dreadful maladies.

    One is treatable, the other is terminal.

    Now, let’s see those tax returns.

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  7. Insinnergy August 28, 2016

    Bannon… actually perpetrating voter fraud?
    That’s glorious.
    And most apropos.

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