Lin Wood, one of the loudest defenders of former President Donald Trump’s baseless attempts to overturn his election defeat, is under investigation by Georgia officials for potential voter fraud.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office confirmed the investigation to NBC News in a statement Tuesday after Wood, a lawyer in Atlanta, claimed in a separate news report about the possibility that his law license could be revoked that he had been living in South Carolina for several months.
“The question is whether he was a legal resident when he voted in November in light of an email he sent to [WSB-TV reporter] Justin Gray saying he has been domiciled in South Carolina for several months,” the secretary of state’s office said in an emailed statement. “The investigation is ongoing.”
The office said that under Georgia law, “if a person removes to another state with the intention of making it such person’s residence, such person shall be considered to have lost such person’s residence in this state.”
Wood told WSB-TV of Atlanta, which was the first to report the investigation, that he has been a Georgia resident since 1955 but changed his residency to South Carolina on Monday. However, he told a reporter with the station in an email, “I have been domiciled in South Carolina for several months after purchasing property in the state in April.”
Wood has continued to push numerous baseless conspiracy theories that the presidential election was fraudulent, which led Twitter to suspend his account. The State Bar of Georgia investigated two complaints filed against him and ordered him to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
Wood could not be reached for comment.