Lin Wood, a far-right attorney who helped push the lie that the 2020 presidential election outcome was the result of fraud, is now under investigation in the state of Georgia for potentially voting illegally in the state in that presidential election. The office of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) is investigating Wood after he told a WSB-TV reporter that he had “been domiciled in South Carolina for several months after purchasing property in the state in April.” If an individual moves to “another state with the intention of making it such person’s residence,” then that individual is no longer eligible to vote in Georgia, according to state guidelines.
Breaking WSB-TV: Pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood is under investigation by the Georgia Secretary of State over whether he voted illegally in the November election.https://t.co/k8YoC3YIgl
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 2, 2021
Wood complained to The Washington Post that he “spent time in South Carolina, but… never had any intent to change [his] residency,” although if this claim is accurate, then why did Wood tell the reporter that he was “domiciled” in South Carolina for “several months”? After the Post asked Wood where he spent the “most time” in 2020, Wood “declined to provide specifics,” according to the publication. Instead, he said that he was “probably” in Georgia for more time.
a @wsbtv exclusive at 6: I've confirmed @GaSecofState has launched an official investigation into whether attorney Lin Wood voted illegally. Wood was 1 of most visible, controversial people claiming illegal voting in GA – now state is investigating if he was really a GA resident pic.twitter.com/wymswC17ug
— Justin Gray (@JustinGrayWSB) February 2, 2021
Unsurprisingly, Wood characterized the investigation into whether or not he voted legally as a “retaliatory act.” He added as follows:
‘I’m confident that I spent more time in Georgia than in South Carolina, but it doesn’t matter because in 2020 I always considered my residency to be in the state of Georgia. I didn’t change it until yesterday, Feb. 1.’
Alongside others who pushed similar claims, Wood alleged that a nationwide election-rigging scheme was responsible for Biden’s victory in the presidential election. In support of this delusional claim, Wood filed and pushed a number of lawsuits challenging the election outcome, but none of his lawsuits ever made any meaningful progress, and no other similar lawsuit from other Trump allies ever made any meaningful progress, either. No court anywhere in the country ever accepted the claims of alleged systematic election fraud. Now, attorneys including Wood are facing pushback — in Georgia, the State Bar recently demanded a mental health evaluation from Wood in order for him to keep his law license according to a rule regarding mental incapacity “to the extent of impairing competency as a lawyer.”