Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn the election results in the state of Georgia has led to a criminal investigation.
Trump called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and urged him to “find” enough votes to secure the state for Trump
Raffensperger, a Republican, challenged Trump’s allegations and defended the integrity of the election. The phone call was part of a larger effort by Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election results.
Following the call, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis launched a criminal investigation into Trump and his allies’ efforts to overturn the election results. The investigation has since progressed, and new details have emerged. In May 2022, a special grand jury was seated in the investigation, consisting of 26 jurors. The grand jury has the power to make recommendations concerning criminal prosecution, but cannot return an indictment.
Recently, new court documents have revealed that 16 people identified as “fake electors” have been notified that they are targets of the Fulton County district attorney’s criminal investigation.
Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, has been informed that he is considered a “target” of the investigation
The investigation in Georgia is just one of several investigations involving Trump. Trump is also facing investigations in New York City, where prosecutors are examining his business dealings, and in Washington D.C., where the House of Representatives is investigating the events leading up to the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
The criminal investigation in Georgia could have significant implications for Donald Trump and his allies, and it remains to be seen how it will unfold. For now, the investigation is ongoing, and the special grand jury is continuing to gather evidence and make recommendations.