donald trump charged in georgia with election interference crimes
Donald Trump, the former President of the United States, was indicted in Georgia on Monday over illegally trying to overturn his 2020 election loss in the state.
The charges were brought by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis against Donald Trump. It was the fourth criminal case to be brought against Donald Trump.
Donald Trump’s allies were also charged on Monday. The Fulton County grand jury’s 98 page indictment named 19 defendants and 41 criminal counts in all.
Other defendants include Mark Meadows, Former White House Chief of Staff, Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and lawyer Jeffrey Clark.
The 2021 United States state legislative elections were held in November. The United States presidential election was held in 2020.
In January 2021, Donald Trump reportedly called Georgia’s Republican secretary of state, suggesting him to “find 11,780 votes” needed to reverse his loss to Joe Biden, the current President of the United States. Georgia’s Republican secretary of state did not agree with the former US President. Subsequently, an investigation started on the matter.
Later on, Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, situated near the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. They tried to prevent Joe Biden’s victory.
The sprawling 98-page indictment talks about crimes that Donald Trump or his associates allegedly committed during the US election, including election fraud.
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The indictment alleged that Trump advisers tried to change the outcome of the election in Arizona, Pennsylvania and elsewhere. However, Donald Trump has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.
Earlier this month, Donald Trump was indicted by Judge Moxila Upadhyaya, who was appointed as a United States Magistrate Judge in 2022. Judge Moxila Upadhyaya reportedly read the charges against the former US President in the 45-page indictment brought by Jack Smith, Special Counsel for the United States Department of Justice.