A deputy U.S. trade representative nominee of President Trump's may have voted illegally in the 2016 election.
Jeffrey Gerrish moved from Virginia to Maryland last year but voted in Virginia, according to the New York Times.
Trump has brought voter fraud to the forefront of his administration by establishing a commission to address it, though there is no evidence widespread voter fraud exists.
Gerrish's nomination is currently before the Senate Finance Committee, which was briefed on the voting issue, according to the report.
In Virginia, voting in the state without being a resident is a misdemeanor.
According to the report, Gerrish sold a Fairfax, Va., home in July 2016 and purchased a home in Montgomery County, Md., also in July 2016. Gerrish registered to vote in Maryland in February 2017. There is a 30-day grace period if residents move out of state during a presidential election.
Virginia is a more competitive state than Maryland, which typically votes Democratic.
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in an email to the Washington Examiner that he fully supports Gerrish.
"I fully support the nomination of Jeff Gerrish as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative. He has been practicing international trade law on behalf of American companies for nearly 20 years. He is one of the foremost experts on U.S. trade law and policy and is preeminently qualified for this position," Lighthizer said in a statement.
Many Democrats have called for an end to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, led by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a staunch supporter of voter ID laws. The commission held its second meeting earlier this month.