Sometimes, these sorts of stories are just too ironic to feel as though they could be true. But here we are.
Pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood, who famously suggested that Georgia Republicans should sit out the January Senate runoff elections, was one of former President Trump’s most outspoken allies during his quest to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Now, however, in a cruel twist of irony, Wood is facing potential legal trouble, standing accused of casting a potentially illegal ballot himself.
On Monday, the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office confirmed to CNN it is investigating whether Wood was a legal resident of the state when he cast his ballot in the Nov. 3 presidential election. The news was first reported by WSB-TV.take our poll - story continues below
The inquiry was prompted by an email Wood allegedly sent a WSB-TV reporter stating that he had been living in South Carolina for “several months” after buying a home there in April, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office told the Atlanta TV station.
The notoriously crafty lawyer was adamant that this was a misunderstanding.
Wood, 68, denied he had moved out of the state before the election. It wasn’t until Monday, Wood said, when he filed paperwork to make the South Carolina property he purchased in April 2020 his new official residence.
“I’ve always been a resident of the state of Georgia until I declared the change of residency yesterday to South Carolina,” Wood told The Washington Post late Tuesday. “I never considered myself domiciled in 2020 anywhere than Georgia.”
Wood and fellow Trump ally Sidney Powell had teamed up late last year to help No. 45’s chances of reversing the 2020 election, but made headlines several times for their claims and behavior.
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