A complaint has been filed with the Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration regarding GOP candidate Kay Kirkpatrick’s eligibility to remain on the April 18 state Senate election ballot for the seat vacated by Judson Hill. The Cobb panel will meet for a 1:30 pm hearing this Friday to hear evidence and make a determination regarding the complaint. (A possible Board option includes disqualifying Kirkpatrick as candidate.)
InsiderAdvantage has also learned that the Georgia Secretary of State’s office is exploring her qualifications as a candidate after an official complaint.
Here is the case against Kirkpatrick so far:
* Under the name Kay Haltom, Kirkpatrick donated thousands of dollars to Democrats in Georgia and across the country.
* Kay Haltom signed a security deed which was recorded in Cobb County on 2/14/2015
* Kay Haltom registered to vote as Kay Kirkpatrick on 2/15/2015. And that is not her legal name.
*Candidate Kirkpatrick signed a security deed under the name Kay Haltom which was recorded in Cobb County on February 14, 2017. Yet Kay Haltom registered to vote as Kay Kirkpatrick on February 15, 2017.
Kirkpatrick, as this is written, has not explained why she registered to vote under a name that is different from her legal name