Donald Trump is charged in Georgia with interfering with the 2020 election

Following a thorough investigation into the former US president’s attempts to rig the 2020 election in the southern state, Donald Trump and seven of his friends were indicted on Monday night in Georgia.

According to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, charges against Trump and 18 other people include “criminal attempts at meddling in Georgia’s presidential election.”

According to Willis, the allegations in the 94-page indictment stem from “a criminal conspiracy to annul the outcomes of the 2020 presidential election in this state.”

The fourth grand jury indictment against a Conservative politician this year is against Trump. Additionally, it might result in the first broadcast trial of a former president.

Trump is already facing three more criminal accusations, including one brought by US Special Counsel Jack Smith over allegations that he attempted to rig the election in order to defeat US President Joe Biden.

In the Georgia case, Trump was accused of committing 13 felonies in total, including forging a conspiracy, making false claims, and impersonating a public official.

Additionally, he is accused of racketeering, a crime that is often used to dismantle organized crime organizations.

Trump’s former attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and his former White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, were among the 18 co-defendants listed in the indictments.

The issue dates back to a phone discussion that President Trump had with Georgia’s top election official, Brad Raffensperger, on January 2, 2021, in which Trump pleaded with Raffensperger to find enough votes in order to overturn the state’s tight outcome. Raffensperger said, “No,” and backed away.

During the 2020 Georgia election, Biden defeated Trump by fewer than 12,000 votes.

In a failed attempt to stop Congress from recognizing Biden’s victory, Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, four days later and two weeks before Trump was scheduled to leave office.

The Republican presidential nomination for the 2024 election is being contested, and Trump is the front-runner. The numerous inquiries he has faced over the course of his political career have long been brushed aside by him as a “witch hunt” driven by political motives.

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