The Conservative Con Rolls On: The Stephen Bannon Edition

If you haven’t heard, Il Trumpe’s newest campaign coordinator has committed the kind of voter fraud that Republicans worry about (as opposed to the kind we really should be worried about; boldface mine):

Donald Trump’s new presidential campaign chief is registered to vote in a key swing state at an empty house where he does not live, in an apparent breach of election laws.

Stephen Bannon, the chief executive of Trump’s election campaign, has an active voter registration at the house in Miami-Dade County, Florida, which is vacant and due to be demolished to make way for a new development.

“I have emptied the property,” Luis Guevara, the owner of the house, which is in the Coconut Grove section of the city, said in an interview. “Nobody lives there … we are going to make a construction there.” Neighbors said the property had been abandoned for several months…

Bannon never appeared at the house, according to the neighbors. One of them, Joseph Plummer Jr, who lives next door, said Clohesy lived at the house until earlier this year and that a man of Latino appearance in his 20s was the only male ever seen there. Asked whether a man of Bannon’s description stayed at the house, Plummer said: “No, that was not that individual, not at all.”

But it gets better–tax fraud is also in the mix (boldface mine):

Bannon also co-owns a condominium in Los Angeles and is known to stay at the so-called “Breitbart embassy”, a luxurious $2.4m townhouse beside the supreme court in Washington DC, where his website’s staff work from basement offices. A Bloomberg profile of Bannon published last October, with which he cooperated, stated that Bannon “occupies” the townhouse and described it as being “his”.

But according to records at the DC office of tax and revenue, the Breitbart house is actually owned by Mostafa El-Gindy, an Egyptian businessman and former member of parliament. Gindy has received favorable coverage from Breitbart News, which styles him as a “senior statesman”, without an accompanying disclosure that he is the website’s landlord.

Here’s the interesting thing: because the mainland colony of the District of Columbia (aka ‘Wor-Shing-Tun’) has the responsibilities of a state, if not the legal representation, it has an income tax to raise revenue. On $40,000 to $60,000 of income, you pay seven percent; on $60,000 to $350,000, eight and a half percent; above $350,000, 8.95% percent of income. Meanwhile, Florida has no income tax.

I’m thinking D.C. needs to investigate this possible case of income tax evasion. Just par for the course for Trumpists….

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