Georgia prosecutors probe Trump supporters over election tampering
Washington, Jul 19 (EFE).- Georgia’s prosecutors said Tuesday they were investigating 16 people who falsified election documents in an attempt to alter the results of the 2020 United States presidential elections in favor of then-President Donald Trump.
In a court filing, Anna Green Cross, counsel for the Fulton County district attorney’s office, said a criminal investigation has been initiated against the suspects for signing an unofficial elector certificate.
“The ‘elector certificate’ submitted to the National Archives represented that the undersigned… were the ‘duly elected and qualified Electors for President an Vice President of the United States of America from the State of Georgia,’” the prosecutors said.
In early July, a grand jury probing potential interference in the state’s 2020 elections subpoenaed Trump’s former attorney Rudy Giuliani, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and other allies of the former president.
These include John Eastman, Cleta Mitchell, Kenneth Chesebro and Jenna Ellis, who reportedly advised Trump to try to overturn the outcome of the elections in Georgia and other key states.
The subpoenas were signed by Fulton Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney, who is overseeing the 23-member grand jury.
Giuliani, who was New York City mayor and one of Trump’s main supporters during his term, spearheaded the legal effort to annul the results of the 2020 presidential election, won by current President Joe Biden.
By late 2020, Giuliani had testified before Georgia lawmakers three times about these efforts.
Earlier this year, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis formally requested the creation of a grand jury to gather evidence and investigate whether Trump and others intervened in the November 2020 presidential election.
This probe runs parallel to the investigations carried out by a House committee, which over the past few weeks has held several public hearings with witnesses, who have testified about Trump’s efforts to cancel the presidential elections and about his involvement in the assault on the Capitol in January 2021. EFE