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The Atlanta prosecutor’s office (Georgia, USA) revealed that it is investigating 16 people who in 2020 falsified electoral documentation to try to alter the results of the presidential elections in that state in favor of then President Donald Trump (2017-2021) .
In documents presented to the Court, the prosecution explained that it has initiated a criminal investigation against these 16 individuals for signing an unofficial electoral certificate with the aim of pretending to be legitimate representatives of the popular will and supporting Trump against the real winner of the elections in that state: the current president, Joe Biden.
In early July, a grand jury linked to this same investigation to determine whether Trump interfered in the 2020 general election in Georgia subpoenaed the president’s former personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani; South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and other allies of the former president.
At least a dozen of the GOP electors who falsely certified Donald Trump as the victor of the 2020 election in Georgia are now subjects of a criminal investigation. https://t.co/yWi6lItICu
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 20, 2022
They include John Eastman, Cleta Mitchell, Kenneth Chesebro and Jenna Ellis, who reportedly advised Trump to overturn the election results in Georgia and other key states.
Giuliani, who was mayor of New York and one of Trump’s main supporters during his term, was at the forefront of judicial attempts to annul the results of the last presidential election, which finally gave victory to Democrat Joe Biden.
As of late 2020, Giuliani testified before Georgia lawmakers three times about these efforts.
Fulton County Prosecutor Fani Willis requested earlier this year to create a grand jury to collect evidence and investigate whether Trump and others intervened in the 2020 election.
This investigation takes place in parallel to the investigations carried out by a commission of the country’s Lower House, which in recent weeks has held several public hearings with witnesses, who have testified about Trump’s efforts to revoke the presidential elections. and about his involvement in the January 2021 assault on Capitol Hill.