Police in Fla. investigating man claiming he illegally registered to vote in Ga. ahead of runoff elections
UPDATED 10:21 AM PT – Friday, December 4, 2020
Police are investigating a Florida man for illegally attempting to register to vote in Georgia ahead of January’s highly anticipated Senate run-off elections.
According to local media Thursday, a video posted to a social media account of Panama City lawyer Bill Price went viral after he can be seen encouraging others to illegally register to vote in the Peach State.
Florida attorney under investigation for registering to vote in Georgia, encouraging others to do the same https://t.co/rlbGjgZ1fY
— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) December 2, 2020
However, it’s a crime in Georgia to temporarily move to the state just to vote. The penalty carries a $100,000 fine or up to the 10 years in jail.
“We have to do whatever it takes and if that means changing your address for the next two months then so be it,” Price can be heard stating in the video. “I’m doing that…I’m moving to Georgia and I’m going to fight, and I want you all to fight with me.”
After the video went viral online, Price later walked back his statement by calling it a “joke” and an effort to expose “how easy it was” for Democrats to steal elections.