Florida lawyer Bill is under investigation after he encouraged state republicans to register to vote in Georgia for the Senate’s final election election, even though they don’t live there.
Price made his comments on a Facebook Live video on November 7, which was later deleted. Channel 2 detective reporter Nicole Carr reports that Price made her remarks barely half an hour after the presidential election was invited to former vice president Joe Biden.
It also appears that Price registered to vote in Georgia on November 8, despite living in Florida. It is a criminal offense under Georgian law to move temporarily to vote. Now the state authorities are under investigation.
“If we lose the Senate in Georgia on January 5, we will become Venezuela,” Price said in a Nov. 7 speech to Bay County Republicans.
“[A]I invite everyone and everyone to my roommate in Georgia, “he said.
“I’m changing my voter registration right now and inviting two million people to be my roommate.”
Price told his audience that Senate scrutiny is essential and they need to register in time for the Georgian vote in the January 5 election. He also noted that the president’s lawsuits Donald Trump’s campaign to question the election results is unlikely to succeed.
“I’d like to say that there are legitimate paths to success in the courts, but as a realist and as a lawyer, I know it’s just not going to happen,” Price said.
“We absolutely must keep the Senate and start the rematch and do everything we can,” he said. “And if that means changing your address for the next two months, then so be it. I’m doing this. I’m moving to Georgia, I’m going to fight, and I want you all to fight me.”
Price said he is changing his brother’s address in Hiram, a town in Paulding County, Georgia. He told his brother’s name and addressed and worded it to the students. One woman asked if they could register at this address as well.
“Of course,” Price said. He then suggested that anyone who does so should be able to show their move plan by sending letters there according to Channel 2.
When Price was approached by Carr, a Channel 2 detective reporter, he denied changing his voter registration and said his advice was meant to be “humorous.”
However, Price changed the address of his brother’s home and swore he was a resident of Georgia the day after his remarks.
The move and the video now prompted Price’s investigation. Deidre Holden, Paulding County Election Supervisor, said they “clearly” know Price doesn’t live there.
“What message does this send to our children, grandchildren and neighbors that if they don’t win an election, they can only go out and steal one?” Republican Holden asked. “And that’s completely unacceptable here in Georgia.”