As the bitter Republican infighting continues, candidates in Georgia’s GOP Senate primary are facing criticism of their voting histories. In late July, the Washington Examiner reported that Herschel Walker — Trump’s handpicked candidate for Georgia’s U.S. Senate seat — didn’t actually vote in 2016. Last week, a new report revealed that Walker’s wife voted in Georgia’s presidential election last fall, even though the couple lives in Texas and claims a lucrative homestead tax exemption on their primary residence. And today, the AJC broke the news that GOP candidate Latham Saddler — a self-proclaimed “authentic conservative” and “lifelong Republican” — was originally a registered Democrat and voted in the 2004 Democratic presidential primary.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Greg Bluestein, 8/18/21
Washington Examiner, David Drucker, 7/28/21
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mark Niesse, 8/10/21