USA Jury denies fraud in Georgia in 2020 presidential election

USA: Jury denies fraud in Georgia in 2020 presidential election

A court in Georgia has shed some parts of one of the cases former President Donald Trump has pending: that of his interference to reverse the election result in Georgia, a traditionally Republican state but conquered by Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election , which made him President of the United States.

The case is still being kept top secret and the potential penalties for the suspects, including the former president, if any, are still unknown. Fulton County Superior Court (Georgia) Judge Robert McBurney released part of the text confirming the investigation shows that There was no voter fraud or irregularities in the state of Georgia during the 2020 presidential election and some of the witnesses who came during those two years they may have committed perjury, that is, they lied in court. Something considered a crime.

The defeat of Donald Trump in this state was a serious setback for the Republican leader, who tried by all means to show that the negative result for his interests was explained by irregularities.

Joe Biden won by the narrowest margin of just over 11,000 votes, but that statement dismisses all allegations made during that time that questioned the electoral system.

Important details have yet to be released, but this trial focused its investigation on a call Donald Trump had with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, in which he assured that “all I want to do is: I want to.” only find 11,780 votes (one more than the difference Biden had)” because “we won this state.”

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney speaks during a hearing to decide whether to release the final report of a special jury investigating possible interference in the 2020 presidential election January 24, 2023 in Atlanta, United States . AP John Bazemore

Apparently, Raffensperger and Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp were reprimanded by leadership close to the then President for failing to “act” to stop the defeat in Georgia.

It should be noted that this call came just four days after the attack on the Capitol, when the electoral votes that gave Joe Biden victory were confirmed.

The possible perjury of witnesses, the new controversy of the case

The most striking thing released so far is the jury’s suspicion that “one or more” witnesses may have lied in court. There is no former President Trump among the witnesses called to testify at this time, so there is no suspicion against him.

Who has testified before this jury at this point is former personal attorney for Donald Trump and former Mayor of New York, Rudolph Giuliani.

This staunch defender of Donald Trump’s cause has also been accused of being responsible for spreading various hoaxes and misinformation about the election in the days after the election, when the outcome began to look favorable for Joe Biden.

In this November 25, 2020 file photo, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, speaks at a Pennsylvania State Senate Majority Policy Committee hearing in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. © Julio Cortez/AP

Witnesses also include Brad Raffensperger and Brian Kemp, previously mentioned, and several Republican senators.

Donald Trump intends to be the Republican nominee for the White House again in the 2024 election, but he has several reasons against himself and a sector of the Republican Party that seems poised to open the door to other candidates.

Aside from the above, the most relevant trial the former president faces is that of his involvement in what happened in the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, a historic episode that has been recognized as one of the greatest blows to Americans remember democracy.

In addition, in recent months he has also been involved in a case in which confidential material was hidden in his homes after leaving office. An engaged investigation surrounded by controversy.

On a more personal note, the tycoon faces multiple investigations into alleged corruption at his businesses, an alleged payment to a porn actress to keep her quiet after a relationship with her, and allegations of sexual violence against a writer decades ago.

With AP, EFE and local media