- The Georgia Attorney General's office accused a GOP candidate of voting illegally, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
- Brian Pritchard voted in state elections while serving out a felony sentence related to theft and forgery, according to the report.
- Pritchard reportedly repeated Donald Trump's baseless claims that the 2020 election was "stolen."
A Republican running for office in Georgia who repeated Donald Trump's lies about voter fraud in the 2020 election has been accused of voting illegally multiple times, according to local reports.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the state's attorney general alleged Brian Pritchard — who is running for a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives — voted in the state nine times while serving out his felony sentence, allegedly breaking a state law that prohibits felons from voting.
Pritchard was convicted of three felonies, including forgery and theft, in 1996.
The specific details of the case have not been released, but he was ordered to serve probation and pay over $33,000 in restitution in connection to the theft, according to the Journal-Constitution.
He was banned from voting in the state while serving out his sentence, but he allegedly did so anyway. In 2008, he registered to vote in Georgia, and voted in 9 elections between 2008 and 2011, the Journal-Constitution reported.
"I've not done anything wrong here," Pritchard told the Journal-Constitution, saying his voting rights were restored after his probation ended. "I guess if you're apprehending public enemy number one, here I am."
Pritchard is the CEO of local news site FetchYourNews.com, according to his LinkedIn profile, and hosts a talk show where he has repeated Trump's baseless allegations that the 2020 election was stolen, the Journal-Constitution reported.
He also reportedly promoted claims of widespread election fraud, even though evidence shows there is no widespread pattern of illegal voting.
FetchYourNews.com didn't answer Insider's request for comment about the allegations against Pritchard.
Pritchard is running in a special election following the death of Republican state lawmaker and former Speaker David Ralston.
He's running against Ralston's widow, Sheree Ralston.
The Attorney General has asked Pritchard to appear in court the week of January 9, following the House election on January 3, the Journal-Constitution reported. He could be fined up to $5,000 for each count of voter fraud, but would still be eligible for office if he was elected.