NEW: GOP Senate Chaos Grows as Herschel Walker Returns to Georgia and Registers to Vote

August 23, 2021

Today, the headache for Georgia Republicans grows as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Herschel Walker — Trump’s hand-picked candidate for Georgia’s U.S. Senate race — has officially registered to vote in Georgia and moved back to the state ahead of what could be a long-rumored entrance into Georgia’s messy GOP primary. Here’s the latest:

  • Last week, Donald Trump’s Save America PAC released a new survey arguing that Herschel Walker — the former president’s hand-picked candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia — remains the heavy favorite to claim the GOP nomination if he enters the race. 
  • The Washington Examiner reported in July that Trump-tapped Herschel Walker didn’t actually vote in 2016, and last week the Associated Press revealed that the Georgia Secretary of State’s office has opened an investigation into Walker’s wife following an AJC report that found she voted in Georgia’s presidential election last fall, even though the couple was then living in Texas.
  • Now the AJC reports that Herschel Walker himself has returned to Georgia and registered to vote in the state — at the address of his wife’s Buckhead property — even though he claims a lucrative homestead tax exemption on his Texas residence that according to the law can only be claimed at an individual’s primary residence. 

“Months into their already divisive Senate primary, and the GOP chaos continues with Walker’s latest moves toward a Senate campaign. Whether or not he runs, and no matter who wins, the Republicans have shown they aren’t focused on standing up for Georgians,” said Dan Gottlieb, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia.


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