Walker has confronted quite a few controversies within the final week of the Senate runoff, together with questions on his residency.
Georgia Lt. Gov Geoff Duncan (R) advised CNN on Wednesday that he didn’t forged a poll for GOP candidate Herschel Walker within the state’s Senate runoff election.
“I confirmed as much as vote this morning,” Duncan said. “I used to be a type of of us who acquired in line and spent about an hour ready, and it was essentially the most disappointing poll I’ve ever stared at in my whole life since I began voting.”
As a Republican, Duncan wasn’t planning to vote for Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock. However he additionally “couldn’t find anything that made sense for me to put my vote behind” Walker, he stated.
“I walked out of that poll field displaying as much as vote however not voting for both of them,” he went on.
Duncan has beforehand expressed reservations about Walker, significantly concerning the candidate’s affiliation with Donald Trump, and wrote an op-ed after the overall election in November asking him to denounce the former president. Whereas Trump hasn’t appeared within the state to marketing campaign on Walker’s behalf throughout the runoff stage of the race, he did endorse Walker within the GOP major, and appeared with him on the marketing campaign path in Georgia earlier this 12 months.
Trump has continued online fundraising for Walker throughout the runoff, and proposed the thought of doing a tele-rally for him within the remaining days of the race.
The latest controversy surrounding Walker entails questions over whether or not or not he’s a professional resident of Georgia. A CNN KFile report from last week exhibits a video of Walker saying he lives out of state throughout a marketing campaign rally in January.
Within the video, Walker says he’s certified to debate the problem of immigration as a result of “I reside in Texas.” The video additionally exhibits Walker saying that he made the choice to run for the Georgia Senate seat towards Warnock “as I used to be sitting in my dwelling in Texas.”
Walker has additionally listed a home in Texas as his major residence in tax types and claimed a homestead exemption on that property. Whereas some legal experts don’t believe the problem of Walker’s residency will jeopardize his candidacy from a authorized standpoint, the controversy might nonetheless play an enormous function within the remaining days of the runoff election, which concludes on Tuesday.
One Georgia resident, Ann Gregory Roberts, has filed a legal complaint over Walker’s tax exemption for his dwelling in Texas, saying that “it seems that Walker was not a resident of Georgia for voting functions when he registered to vote and voted,” an motion that she believes ought to make him ineligible to run for workplace.
Investigators ought to “promptly examine Walker,” the grievance from Roberts concludes.