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DSCC Statement On Request for Georgia Authorities to Investigate Walker’s Georgia Residency Scandal

AJC: “State investigators are being urged to probe whether Republican Senate hopeful Herschel Walker violated the law by receiving a tax break on his Texas home meant for primary residents of that state even as he runs for federal office in Georgia.”

In response to a new complaint “to probe whether Republican Senate hopeful Herschel Walker violated the law by receiving a tax break on his Texas home meant for primary residents of that state even as he runs for federal office in Georgia,” DSCC spokesperson Amanda Sherman-Baity issued the following statement:

“Every day Herschel Walker’s pattern of dishonesty and disturbing conduct grows longer – and it’s all more proof that he has no business representing Georgians in the Senate.  Georgia authorities should promptly answer the call to investigate Walker’s latest scandal, and Walker himself owes voters an explanation.”

Read the story for yourself:

The Atlanta Journal Constitution: Georgia authorities urged to probe Herschel Walker’s Texas tax break

  • State investigators are being urged to probe whether Republican Senate hopeful Herschel Walker violated the law by receiving a tax break on his Texas home meant for primary residents of that state even as he runs for federal office in Georgia.
  • The complaint filed Sunday by Ann Gregory Roberts asked the Attorney General’s office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation to “promptly investigate this apparent violation of Georgia law” ahead of the Dec. 6 runoff against U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock.
  • Tax records show the former football player is set to receive a homestead exemption worth about $1,500 for a $3 million home in the suburbs of Dallas that Walker listed as his primary residence.
  • Walker’s campaign has declined requests for comment about the tax records, which were first reported by CNN. The documents show Walker has claimed the exemption since 2012.
  • At the time, Walker’s main GOP rival challenged him to “move here, pay taxes here, register and vote in some elections” before running. Warnock’s allies have taken a similar line of attack, framing the Republican as an out-of-state charlatan.
  • The complaint […] asks authorities to investigate whether Walker violated state law “by registering and voting in Georgia while knowingly maintaining his principal residence in Texas.”
  • The Texas Tribune reported the homestead exemption could also run afoul of Texas state law, which allows homeowners to claim the tax break only on their “principal residence.”

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