Yamiche Alcindor, a left-wing activist now masquerading as an independent Washington correspondent for NBC News, voted illegally in Florida, according to a complaint filed by the American Accountability Foundation.
Public records show Alcindor is an active registered voter in Broward County, Florida. According to the complaint, state residency requirements mandate voters’ intention of making Florida their permanent home. Alcindor, however, lives in Washington D.C. with her husband, Nathaniel Cline, with little evidence to show the beltway reporter plans to settle in the Sunshine State.
AAF highlighted a 2017 tweet in its complaint to Florida election officials last week demanding an investigation.
“Some news,” Alcindor wrote days before President Donald Trump’s inauguration. “I moved to DC this week to cover social safety net issues and how Trump’s administration impacts everyday people’s lives.”
Thomas Jones, the president of the American Accountability Foundation, wrote in the group’s complaint the 2017 post made clear a change in permanent residence.
“Mrs. Alcindor is a professional journalist and could have drafted her language to make it clear that she was only ‘temporarily’ moving to the District of Columbia while she remained a permanent resident of the State of Florida,” Jones wrote. “Instead, she stated that she ‘moved to DC.'”
Alcindor was working for The New York Times when she moved to Washington. In 2018, she jumped on the government payroll as a White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour, a taxpayer-funded outlet, and made the leap to NBC News under the same title last year.
Public records outlined in the foundation’s complaint show Alcindor and Cline living at a rental property in D.C. Cline, a metropolitan beat reporter in D.C., listed their rental address to register as a Democrat voter in the district three years ago.
Beyond working in the nation’s capital as a “Washington correspondent,” Alcindor has repeatedly referenced her time as a Florida resident in past tense.
“I grew up in what – I tell people ‘Moonlight’ Miami,” Alcindor said in February on NPR.
But in 2020, Alcindor cast ballots by mail in both Florida’s primary and general elections, documented by Exhibit A in the American Accountability Foundation’s complaint.
In a statement provided to The Federalist, a spokesperson for NBC News claimed that it was unaware of the complaint against Alcindor, but that Alcindor had not broken any laws.
“Yamiche’s legal residence is in the state of Florida — the only state where she votes – and she complies with state voting laws and absentee voting guidelines.” The spokesperson did not elaborate on why Alcindor and her husband, who resides and votes in Washington, D.C., are legal residents of different states, or provide evidence proving Florida residency.
Florida state officials acknowledged receipt of the complaint from the American Accountability Foundation on Tuesday.
Alcindor’s Florida voting record while living and working for five years in D.C. would contradict her own claims about the absence of rule-bending in the 2020 election.
“President Trump is again claims there is fraud in mail in voting when there is no evidence to back it up,” Alcindor wrote in an August 2020 tweet.
Several more posts throughout 2020 mocked President Donald Trump’s concerns about the integrity of mail-in voting, which is banned or highly restricted in most developed countries.
During the Trump administration, Alcindor paraded around the nation’s capital as a self-righteous crusader for objective journalism, while cloaking aggressive activism in the form of high-profile clashes with the president. Racism became a go-to accusation from the champion reporter of the 1619 Project.
During a coronavirus press briefing in April 2020, Alcindor accused then-U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, who is black, of being racist for employing terms commonly used in his own family.
“You’ve said that African-Americans and Latinos should avoid alcohol, drugs, and tobacco. You also said don’t do it for your own wallet, do it for ‘Big Mama’ and ‘Pop Pop,” Yamiche said before Adams cut in to add one more.
“Grand-daddy too,” Adams said.
“There are some people online that are already offended by that language and the idea you’re saying behaviors might be leading to these high death rates. … Could you I guess have a response for people who might be offended by the language that you used?” Yamiche asked.
“I used the language that is used in my family,” Adams explained.
Alcindor also joined the chorus of White House reporters who complained that associating the novel coronavirus with China by name was racist.
“There are some, at least one White House official who used the term ‘Kung Flu,’ referring to the fact that this virus started in China. Is that acceptable? Is it wrong?” Alcindor asked Trump without ever naming the individual in question.
“No, not at all,” Trump said candidly. “It comes from China.”
In fact, naming new diseases in connection with the population or place of the first outbreak was common practice in the pre-woke era.
As an explosion of political turmoil burned cities nationwide at the end of May 2020, Alcindor offered cover for the rioters.
Alcindor turned into a cheerleader for the White House once there was a change in administration. At President Joe Biden’s first press conference, Alcindor asked if the influx of illegal immigration is because the new president is too “moral” and “decent.” Even before Inauguration Day, Alcindor likened the incoming cabinet to the “Avengers.”
In 2020, the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) awarded Alcindor for her partisan penmanship.