Georgia GOP Official Found to Have Illegally Voted Nine Times While on Probation

Jimmy Williams

Brian Pritchard, the first vice chair of the Georgia Republican Party, was ruled to have illegally voted nine times while on probation for check forgery, according to a judge’s ruling this week.

Administrative Law Judge Lisa Boggs ordered Pritchard to pay $5,000 in civil penalties and be publicly reprimanded by the State Election Board for his actions.

Pritchard, also a conservative talk show host and website owner, was initially put on probation for three years after pleading guilty to check forgery charges in Pennsylvania in 1996. However, his probation was extended multiple times until 2011 due to alleged failure to pay restitutions.

Despite being on probation, Pritchard registered to vote in Georgia in 2008, falsely stating that he was not serving a sentence for a felony involving moral turpitude. He proceeded to cast ballots in nine different elections in Georgia between 2008 and 2010 while still on probation in Pennsylvania.

During the court hearing, Pritchard claimed he was not aware of any restrictions preventing him from registering to vote and believed his involvement in criminal matters had concluded in 1999. However, the judge found his explanations lacking credibility.

The State Election Board prosecutors argued that Pritchard was aware he was registered to vote illegally. Judge Boggs agreed with them, stating that Pritchard should have known about his felony sentences, even if he claimed ignorance.

“At the very least, even if the Court accepts he did not know about his felony sentences, the record before this Court demonstrates that he should have known,” she wrote.

Following the ruling, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene called for Pritchard’s resignation, citing the Republican Party’s commitment to election integrity.

“At a time when the Georgia Republican Party is successfully building its effort to protect our state from a total Democrat takeover, it is unacceptable for our party to have a man in leadership who has repeatedly committed voter fraud himself,” Greene wrote in a post on X, formerly Twitter. “Brian Pritchard must resign immediately or be removed from office.”

Pritchard, who has promoted false claims of election fraud, dismissed the accusations as an attempt to manipulate an election.

Pritchard’s case underscores the importance of upholding election integrity and the consequences of violating voting laws, particularly for public officials.

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