Election probe into pro-Trump attorney’s residency dismissed

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FILE – Pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood, a candidate for chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party, speaks to attendees of the Richland County GOP convention on Friday, April 30, 2021, in Columbia, S.C. An investigation found that Wood, who has falsely insisted that former President Donald Trump actually won the 2020 election did not violate Georgia election laws by moving to another state before voting last year. The State Election Board voted on Tuesday, Dec. 14, to dismiss the case, and a spokesman for the secretary of state’s office confirmed that no violation was found.(AP Photo/Meg Kinnard, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — An investigation has found that a high-profile lawyer who falsely insisted that former President Donald Trump actually won the 2020 election did not violate Georgia election laws by moving to another state before voting last year.

The Georgia secretary of state’s office in February opened an investigation into where Lin Wood had been living when he voted early in person in Georgia in last year’s general election. Wood said he spent some time in South Carolina, but he considered himself a Georgia resident throughout 2020.

The State Election Board voted on Tuesday to dismiss the case. A spokesperson for the secretary of state’s office confirmed that no violation was found.

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