State elections officials Tuesday dismissed an illegal voting complaint against the wife of football legend Herschel Walker who is running as a Republican candidate from Georgia in the U.S. Senate race.
The State Elections Board voted 4-0 to close the case against Julie Blanchard who was alleged to have voted illegally in Georgia while living in Texas. The board didn’t find enough evidence to prove that she was ineligible to cast an absentee ballot in Georgia from her home in Westlake, Texas.
State elections officials opened an investigation in August into Blanchard’s residency, after she apparently requested the absentee ballot be sent to her home in Texas during last year’s presidential election. Blanchard also has a home in Atlanta.
The allegations surfaced as Walker, a former University of Georgia football standout and 1982 Heisman Trophy winner, announced his bid for the Senate seat currently held by Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock. Walker is an ally of former President Donald Trump.
Check back for continued coverage on what this may mean for other similar cases in the state.