Georgian officials tell Fox News that a Florida lawyer is being investigated for attempting to vote illegally in the state’s Senate procession on Jan. 5 after a video of his intention to move to Georgia temporarily appeared and encouraged others to relatives. address is used for the same.
In a speech to the Florida Republican Republican Party in Bay County on Nov. 7, Florida lawyer Bill Price announced he would “move” to Georgia to vote for Republican Senate candidates to help Republicans retain a majority in the Senate.
“If we lose the Senate in Georgia on January 5, we will become Venezuela,” he told the crowd within the county headquarters in a video posted on their Facebook page, “and I invite everyone to be my roommate in Georgia. “
“I’m changing my voter registration right now and calling two million people my roommates.”
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According to the Georgian Secretary of State, it is a crime in the state to temporarily move only to vote.
“Registering without the intention of permanent residence is a serious crime,” the office’s Walter Jones spokesman told Fox News. “Only permanent residents are eligible to vote in Georgia.”
“Secretary Raffensperger has made it clear that he will not tolerate electoral irregularities and will examine credible evidence of this,” the statement said.
“It only takes a few months,” Price hears in the video as he encourages the crowd to join him. “Buses leave from here, they’re going to Atlanta the day before Jan. 5, and I may need you to help me move back to Florida on Jan. 6.
Price is heard encouraging participants to use their Georgia brother’s address to register to vote there.
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“We have to start cutting back and we have to do everything,” he says on the recording. – And if that means changing your address for the next two months, so be it.
“We’ll give you a seat at the dining room table,” he said before giving his brother’s address several times.
“The lawyer should know better,” said Deidre Holden, chairman of the election council in Paulding County, where Price tried to register to vote. “It’s a scam,” she said, “especially after his speech on Facebook.”
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The detective contacted Holden Monday morning as part of a state investigation, Holden said.
“I’m a Republican,” she said, “but I think the only problem is if someone tries to vote illegally and then tells others they’re doing it.”
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Price did not respond to messages left in the Flemish Panama City office.