Georgia election authorities believe Lin Wood, an attorney who has bullishly claimed that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump by way of widespread voter fraud, may have voted illegally in November.
The allegations: The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office is launching an investigation into whether Wood was in fact eligible to vote in the state’s Nov. 3 elections, ABC affiliate WSB-TV reported on Tuesday.
- Under Georgia law, any person who “removes to another state with the intention of making it” their residence would “be considered to have lost such person’s residence in this state.”
- Wood told WSB-TV that he’s been domiciled in South Carolina “for several months” but that he only changed his residency on Tuesday.
Are you okay, Lin? Wood’s allegations about a widespread electoral fraud conspiracy have invited criticism and questions about his mental health, including a demand from the Georgia state bar that he take a psychiatric test to keep his law license.
- Before being banned from the social media platform, Woods made a variety of sweeping claims on Twitter about a sinister child sexual abuse conspiracy, which involved Chief Justice John Roberts, among others.
- In other social media posts, which he has since characterized as “hyperbole,” he has repeatedly called for former Vice President Mike Pence’s execution by firing squad.
- Wood’s inflammatory rhetoric has alienated one-time associates and supporters, including Covington Catholic teen Nick Sandmann, who announced last week that he had fired his former attorney, who represented him in high-profile defamation lawsuits against media outlets such as The Washington Post, CNN and The New York Times.
The response: In the statement to WSB-TV, Wood said, “This is pure harassment by the Georgia Secretary of State because I have revealed credible evidence of election fraud on the part of Brad Raffensperger.”
- “I voted legally,” he told the Washington Post. “If somebody wants to challenge that, then I would deal with it accordingly.”
Meanwhile, Wood declared he would not undergo testing demanded by the Georgia bar and that the organization “will have to face the consequences of its choices,” including litigation.