The last several months of American politics have been positively nutty, if we’re being honest. This is the first time in any of our lifetimes that the Capitol was stormed, and it was certainly the most contested election that the nation has ever seen.
Emerging from the fray were a number of odd characters, whose allegiance with Trump was only beneficial to an extent. Once they got too close to Trump, the skeletons in the closet became too much to bear.
Lin Wood is just such a character, and a new addendum to his story is just the icing on the cake.
On Monday, the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office confirmed to CNN it is investigating whether Wood was a legal resident of the state when he cast his ballot in the Nov. 3 presidential election. The news was first reported by WSB-TV.
The inquiry was prompted by an email Wood allegedly sent a WSB-TV reporter stating that he had been living in South Carolina for “several months” after buying a home there in April, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office told the Atlanta TV station.
Wood, 68, denied he had moved out of the state before the election. It wasn’t until Monday, Wood said, when he filed paperwork to make the South Carolina property he purchased in April 2020 his new official residence.
“I’ve always been a resident of the state of Georgia until I declared the change of residency yesterday to South Carolina,” Wood told The Washington Post late Tuesday. “I never considered myself domiciled in 2020 anywhere than Georgia.”
Wood, along with fellow pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell, were responsible for a controversial campaign in the state of Georgia that sought to inhibit participation in the Senate runoff elections as punishment for the state’s GOP leaders who refused to weigh in on Trump’s hopes of reversing the electoral results.