GOP official who pushed Trump's election lies caught voting illegally

Ellijay, Georgia - Brian Pritchard, a Republican official who helped push the "big lie" that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump, was recently busted for voting illegally nine times.

The vice chairman of the Republican Party in Georgia, who helped push Donald Trump's (l.) election fraud claims, was recently found liable for voting illegally.
The vice chairman of the Republican Party in Georgia, who helped push Donald Trump's (l.) election fraud claims, was recently found liable for voting illegally.  © Collage: IMAGO / NurPhoto & ZUMA Wire

According to NBC News, Administrative Law Judge Lisa Boggs ruled on Wednesday that Pritchard has voted illegally nine times, which violated probation he was under for a felony check forgery sentence.

The judge ordered him to pay a $5,000 fine and the investigative fees and will receive a public reprimand from the State Election Board.

Pritchard has been under probation since he was charged with the felony in 1996, but during a hearing in February, he told the judge that he thought his sentence ended in 1999.

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But prosecutors provided evidence that he was aware, as his probation was extended several times over the years, for which he appeared in court.

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As a conservative talk show host and vice chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, Pritchard has aggressively pushed Trump's unfounded claims that the 2020 election was rigged because of massive amounts of voter fraud.

In a surprising twist, Georgia Congresswoman and prominent Trump ally Marjorie Taylor Greene shared on X that she believed Pritchard "must resign immediately or be removed from office."

MTG argued that because the election "was stolen in Georgia through rampant voter fraud... it is unacceptable for our party to have a man in leadership who has repeatedly committed voter fraud himself."

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