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Special Grand Jury to Be Seated in Georgia Election Inquiry

Fulton County's Fani Willis is investigating whether Trump, others tried to interfere

(Newser) - Update: Judges have approved a request for a special grand jury by the Georgia prosecutor who's investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others broke the law by trying to pressure Georgia officials to throw out Joe Biden's presidential election victory, the AP reports. The special grand jury...

Georgia Workers Accused of Shredding Voter Applications

2 Fulton County workers have been fired

(Newser) - Officials in Georgia's most populous county, where election operations are already under review by the state, have fired two workers accused of shredding paper voter registration applications, according to a county statement released Monday. Preliminary information indicates that the employees checked out batches of applications for processing, and they...

Judge Strikes Down Part of Georgia Voting Law

But he declined to block numerous other provisions

(Newser) - A federal judge has found that a part of Georgia's sweeping new election law that broadly prohibits the photographing of a voted ballot is likely unconstitutional. US District Judge J.P. Boulee on Friday granted a preliminary injunction on that section of the law, meaning it cannot be enforced...

Recording of Trump's Legally Murky Georgia Phone Call Is Out

Then-president had a 6-minute call with Georgia election investigator

(Newser) - Then-President Trump made more than one legally murky phone call to a Georgia official as the state worked to certify election results, and the recording of one is now out. The 6-minute call, which Trump made on Dec. 23 to the state's lead elections investigator , was to Frances Watson,...

Now 2 States Are Pursuing Criminal Cases Against Trump

Georgia reportedly joins New York

(Newser) - Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and others reportedly got a letter from Fulton County prosecutors on Wednesday that made clear the state has started a criminal investigation into former President Trump, sources tell the New York Times and NBC News . The letter from Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis...

Pro-Trump Lawyer Investigated for Voter Fraud

Lin Wood, who voted in Georgia, said he's been living in SC for 'months'

(Newser) - A pro-Trump lawyer who vehemently defended the former president's claims of election fraud is under investigation for possible voter fraud in Georgia. The office of Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger says it's investigating Lin Wood, who was based in Atlanta, after he told a reporter he'd been...

Trump May Have Leaned on Georgia Investigator

Legal experts say the call might have violated the law

(Newser) - President Trump told Georgia's lead elections investigator last month that he'd be "a national hero" if he would "find the fraud" in Cobb County's voting results. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said that the call was placed Dec. 23 but that he didn't know...

Protesters Targeted Statehouses Nationwide

Raffensperger was evacuated from Georgia Capitol

(Newser) - Washington, DC wasn't the only capital targeted by pro-President Trump protesters Wednesday. In Atlanta, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and his staff were evacuated from the Georgia Capitol as militia members gathered outside, 11Alive reports. Officials say they were escorted out of the building due to security concerns as...

Election Official 'Wanted to Scream' When He Heard Trump Call

Raffensperger's office debunks fraud claims

(Newser) - A top election official in Georgia says hearing President Trump rehash election fraud claims was like Groundhog Day. At a news conference called by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's office Monday, a clearly exasperated Gabriel Sterling listed the claims Trump made in his Saturday call to Raffensperger and...

Democrats Want FBI to Investigate Trump Call

'The evidence of election fraud by Mr. Trump is now in broad daylight'

(Newser) - Experts have called President Trump's phone call to Georgia's secretary of state legally murky —but a few congressional Democrats say it was clearly criminal. In a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray sent Monday, Reps. Ted Lieu and Kathleen Rice called for an "immediate criminal investigation"...

What Pro-Trump Outlets Say About His Phone Call

He 'acted properly,' declares Newsmax

(Newser) - After the Washington Post came out with its scoop about President Trump's phone call to Georgia election officials, critics accused him of running afoul of the law. But Trump's supporters see things much differently. Two examples of positive coverage:
  • Newsmax notes that the Post, referring to Trump's
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Trump's Georgia Phone Call Was Legally Murky: Experts

But almost certainly won't be prosecuted, they say

(Newser) - When the Washington Post published its scoop on President Trump's leaked phone call with Georgia's secretary of state , the newspaper noted the POTUS may have been skating on thin ice, legally speaking, with his attempts to get Brad Raffensperger on board with overturning Joe Biden's win in...

Trump: 'I Just Want to Find 11,780 Votes'

Washington Post has recording of the president's call to Brad Raffensperger

(Newser) - “So look. All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes.” That’s what President Trump said to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Saturday in an “extraordinary” hour-long phone call, the Washington Post’s Amy Gardner reports. The Post...

New Voters Could Decide Senate Runoffs

Thousands, mostly young, have registered in time to affect Georgia's January election

(Newser) - There's a wild card in the Georgia Senate runoffs. The state has signed up almost 76,000 new voters who are eligible to vote Jan. 5 in the election that will pick two winners, deciding which party will control the Senate. No one knows how they might tip the...

Georgia Elections Official: 'Someone's Going to Get Killed'

Gabriel Sterling calls on Trump to stop inciting supporters

(Newser) - The voting implementation manager with the Georgia Secretary of State's office is angry, and thinks every American should be, too. Not over claims of voter fraud—though Gabriel Sterling had plenty to say about that during a Tuesday press conference, which went viral almost as soon as it wrapped—...

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Georgia Republicans Worried About Trump's Message

They fear his claims of election fraud will depress GOP turnout in Senate runoffs

(Newser) - President Trump's insistence that the election was rigged appears to be having an unintended effect in Georgia: Republicans are voicing concerns that his angry supporters won't turn out to vote in next month's two runoff races for the Senate because they see it as futile. Coverage:
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Georgia Recount Confirms 'the Verdict of the People'

Trump can still request the votes be counted a third time

(Newser) - Georgia certified its presidential election results Friday, after a recount confirmed President-elect Joe Biden's victory Nov. 3 over President Trump. "I believe that the numbers that we have presented today are correct," said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. "The numbers reflect the verdict of the people....

Dems: Graham's Call to Georgia Official May Be a Crime

Brad Raffensperger says senator seemed to suggest he should toss legal ballots

(Newser) - As Georgia's hand recount continues , Brad Raffensperger, its secretary of state, has been pushing back on President Trump's claims of voting fraud, as well as saying he's been pressured by fellow Republicans to dump enough ballots to overturn the election that's been called for President-elect Biden....

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