A grand jury in Fulton County indicted Donald Trump and many of his allies in connection with their alleged attempts on Monday to rig Georgia’s 2020 presidential election. This is the fourth time that the former president has been charged with a crime.

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As per court records, Donald Trump is facing a total of 13 counts in Fulton County, including a charge under Georgia’s RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) statute. Several more people, including Rudy Giuliani and Mark Meadows, are listed as defendants on the indictment’s cover page.

This indictment, the culmination of three separate investigations overseen by special counsel Jack Smith, is the fourth for the former president this year. Trump is still actively involved in his 2024 presidential campaign in spite of these judicial processes. He is now ahead of South Carolina Senator Tim Scott and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in the polls.

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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis initiated her investigation shortly after the well-known January 2021 phone call involving former President Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. The possibility of “finding” the required votes to void Biden’s victory was floated by the former president during the conversation.

As the investigation went on, it expanded to include a number of allegations, such as the purported duplication of election data in a southern Georgia county, a scheme to have Trump supporters pose as presidential electors, the resignation of a U.S. Attorney, and a significant pressure campaign against the state’s top elected officials.

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Fulton County Superior Court Judges granted Fani Willis’ request to call a specialist grand jury following a year of independent investigation. This panel had the authority to compel reluctant witnesses to testify and to produce a conclusive report with suggested charges, even though it lacked the authority to issue indictments.