The chair of the Fulton County Democratic Party is under investigation by the Secretary of State’s Office for voter fraud.
Lee Heard Tucker, who also goes by LeWanna Tucker, is running for Johns Creek City Council. She won a challenge to her residency in a complaint filed by the Mayor Mike Bodker and City Councilman Lenny Zaprowksi after records showed she voted in her old Atlanta precinct using her old address in the past three elections.
Neither Bodker nor Zaprowksi are seeking re-election.
“You can’t have it both ways…. you’re a resident here and you voted illegally or the other way around,” Zaprowski tells WSB’s Sandra Parrish.
The Johns Creeks elections superintendent found Tucker met the residency requirements to run for election, which states a candidate must be a resident of Johns Creeks for a year, after purchasing her home in June of 2020.
But records from the Sec. of State’s office show she voted in elections at her old precinct in Atlanta as late as the runoff election in December 2020.
A spokesman for the SOS confirms an investigation was opened earlier this month against Tucker related to residency requirements.
“The party that’s saying there was no voter fraud, possibly committing voter fraud-- I see the political ramifications of that,” says Zaprowski.
In an email, Tucker tells Parrish she has not committed voter fraud and followed the instructions on the SOS website regarding voting after moving within a county. She then referred further questions to her attorney who did not respond.
Zaprowski says it’s a matter of ethics when it comes to someone seeking office.
“I think the residents and voters of Johns Creeks have the right to know full transparency when voting on an issue and on somebody,” he says.
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