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Trump & Ex-Advisors Charged in 2020 Election Case

No Trump charges in Georgia for 2020 election rigging; check updates.

Trump, the front-runner for the Republican candidature in the 2024 presidential election, now faces additional legal troubles as a result of the charged, which were presented by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.

The lengthy 98-page indictment named 19 individuals and included a total of 41 criminal offences. All of the defendants were accused of racketeering, a crime that may result in a 20-year jail sentence and is used to target members of organised crime groups.

Mark Meadows, Trump’s former top of staff in the White House, and attorneys Rudy Giuliani and John Eastman were among the other defendants.

The indictment alleged that Trump and the other defendants “refused to accept that Trump lost” and “joined a conspiracy to unlawfully change the outcome of the election in favor of Trump.”

The case began with a phone contact Trump had with Georgia’s top election official, Brad Raffensperger, on January 2, 2021, in which Trump pleaded with Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to overturn his narrow defeat in the state. Raffensperger turned down the offer.

Four days later, Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol in an effort to stop Congress from certifying Biden’s victory.

The indictment lists other offences that Trump or his associates are accused of committing, such as lying to lawmakers about election fraud and pressuring state officials to break their oaths of office by tampering with the results of the election.

Additionally, the prosecution noted the hacking of a voting system in a remote Georgia county and the intimidation of an election official who was the subject of conspiracy theories.

It also refers to a supposedly successful plot to rig the presidential and vice presidential elections in the United States by presenting fictitious lists of electors.

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