An investigation into the Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D), who this week accused the former president Trump and others of trying to rig the state’s 2020 election, is being demanded by a Republican state legislator.

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State Sen. Colton Moore, who represents the northwest corner of Georgia, said Willis’s “political persecution” of Trump and her conduct following the indictment merits a thorough investigation.

“The Legislature has this great check and balance when it comes to controlling the purse. Ultimately, from what I’ve seen, I think she should completely be defunded of any state dollars. People in northwest Georgia and Georgians all over don’t want their tax dollars going to fund this type of political persecution,” Moore told The Hill.

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“If it turns out that she’s doing some corrupt things, then absolutely impeach her,” he said.

Moore is pushing for an investigation of Willis’s behaviour because of the shoddy circumstances at the Fulton County Jail, which the American Civil Liberties Union looked examined, and the protracted case against rapper Young Thug.

The special session effort was praised by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), whose congressional district is adjacent to Moore’s.

“Great job Colton!” she said on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter. “There must be something done to stop Biden’s political henchmen like Fani Willis!!”

A special legislative session would need to be called by the governor, Brian Kemp (R), or with the support of three-fifths of the House and Senate.

Moore told The Hill that while he anticipates his colleagues’ support, he has not yet heard from any House or Senate members who concur with the project’s advantages. He also urged Georgians to contact their state representatives and ask them to support the special session.

“I really want to urge everyone in Georgia to stop talking and start acting. Keep the momentum going by calling their politicians and urging them to participate in this special session”, he advised. “Because when there is political persecution taking place, conservative Georgians and all Georgians become very upset.”

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This week, Willis filed charges against Trump and 18 other people, alleging that the former president was the leader of a plan to rig the 2020 Georgia election in favour of President Biden. The probe revolved around a phone call that President Trump had with Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R), in which Trump pleaded with him to “find” enough votes to overturn the outcome.

The lawsuit also claims that Trump’s attorneys lied to and deceived state election authorities and legislators while attempting to conjure up a slate of phony electoral college votes. The complaint also said that further Trump allies had stolen and broken into Georgia’s 2020 election’s voting devices.

Trump was accused of racketeering, a crime often used against the leaders of criminal organisations. Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman, Sidney Powell, and Mark Meadows, the former chief of staff for Donald Trump, were co-defendants.

David Shafer, a former Georgia GOP chairman, was also accused of participating in the false electors plot.

Moore referred to the allegations as “totally nonsense,” and he charged Willis with retaliating against Trump for using his First Amendment rights.

Willis requested that the trial start on March 4, 2024, but the judge will choose the exact day. She stated that she wanted to see all 19 defendants prosecuted concurrently.

Three additional criminal charges against Trump will all likely go to trial in the first few months of 2019.

A New York state case over alleged falsified business records for hush money payments is scheduled for March 25. The federal trial into allegations he mishandled classified documents is slated for May 20 in Florida.

The most recent federal indictment, over similar allegations that Trump attempted to overturn the 2020 election, does not have a trial date scheduled. Special counsel Jack Smith requested a Jan. 2 start.