Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has been purged from North Carolina’s voter rolls after it was discovered he had cast a vote from an address in Virginia last year.

On Wednesday, the North Carolina State Board of Elections told Axios that Meadows had been removed after documentation was discovered that indicated the former congressman lives in Virginia and voted last year in the state's gubernatorial contest.

Under state law, if a North Carolina voter "exercises the right of a citizen by voting in an election" in another state, the person is considered to have lost their North Carolina residence.

Meadows, a Republican who represented a district in North Carolina’s 11th district between 2013 and 2020, came under investigation by the state attorney general last month after it was learned that Meadows was residing outside the state despite listing a home in the state on his voter roll for the November 2020 presidential election.

Initially, the case was handled by the Macon County District Attorney but it was handed over to the attorney general after incumbent district attorney Ashley Hornsby Welch recused herself from the case. Meadows had previously donated to her campaign and appeared in political ads on her behalf.

After the case was transferred, the office of North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein, a Democrat, requested that the State Bureau of Investigation handle the probe alongside the state election board. Macon County Board of Elections Director Melanie Thibault confirmed to a local newspaper that Meadows last voted in her county in 2020.

It is unclear what further action will be taken against Meadows. The statement announcing his purge from North Carolina voter rolls said the case would be handed over for further investigation.

Meadows’ actions come at a time when the Republican Party has continued to rail against perceived voter fraud ahead of the upcoming midterm elections.

Since the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump has repeated unfounded claims that he was cheated out of victory by wide-scale voter fraud.