Pro-Trump Lawyer Lin Wood Faces Illegal Voting Investigation In Georgia

Over the past month, it seems that it hasn't exactly paid to be a close ally of former president Donald Trump.

This appears to be literally true in the case of his longtime lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who CNN reported as being unable to secure payment from Trump when the process leading up to his second impeachment first emerged. And that's not even mentioning the $1.3 billion lawsuit Giuliani now faces for his role in promoting baseless election fraud conspiracy theories.

But while he may be among the most prominent of Trump's allies now facing legal consequences, he isn't the only one. It turns out that yet another lawyer tied to Trump is facing legal issues and in this case, his situation seems a little ironic.

Since the results of the 2020 Presidential Election became apparent, Lin Wood has frequently pushed conspiracy theories claiming that Georgia's results in particular were influenced by widespread voter fraud.

As The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, this is despite the fact that state election officials have run both a mechanical recount and a manual audit of all 5 million ballots and found that President Joe Biden's 12,000 vote lead over Trump still stood.

Wood's claims also persisted despite the fact that an investigation by Trump's own Department of Justice found no evidence of significant voter fraud.

Much like Trump himself, Wood has since found himself banned from Twitter over posts that the platform saw as potentially contributing to the incitement of the Capitol riot on January 6.

According to NPR, Wood even managed to get some posts removed from self-proclaimed free speech app Parler for calling for the assassination of former vice president Mike Pence.

He was also known to share QAnon conspiracy theories on both platforms.

And now, Wood faces trouble from Georgia election officials, who are investigating him under the suspicion that he voted illegally during the presidential election.

This investigation — which NPR reported as confirmed to be underway by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger — seeks to determine whether Wood lived in Georgia or South Carolina when he voted at an early in-person session on October 14.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, voters who move outside of their registered county more than 30 days before an election lose their eligibility to vote there.

In response to this investigation, Wood stated that he has lived in Georgia since 1955 and claimed to be a legal resident at the time of the election.

As NPR reported, he said that he only changed his residency to his property in South Carolina on February 1.

He also referred to Raffensperger as a "loser" who "is going to jail" and said that he left Georgia after feeling "falsely accused" and "shunned" within the Peach State.

Although he apparently didn't specify what kind of bad blood existed between him and Georgia, there are a couple of possibilities we can point to.

According to NPR, Mercer University in Macon, Georgia — Wood's alma mater — is considering removing his name from a courtroom dedication.

More obviously affecting his professional prospects is the fact that the Georgia State Bar will not allow Wood to practice law in the state without first undergoing a mental health evaluation.

However, his professional problems do not appear to be limited to Georgia as Law and Crime reported that Delaware Superior Court Judge Craig Karsnitz had Wood removed from a case due to what he described as, "a toxic stew of mendacity, prevarication and surprising incompetence."

h/t: NPR, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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