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Georgia Prosecutor Opens Criminal Probe of Trump over Election Interference

HeadlineFeb 11, 2021

In Georgia, the district attorney of Fulton County has opened a criminal investigation into Donald Trump’s “attempts to influence the administration of the 2020 Georgia general election.” District Attorney Fani Willis has asked state authorities to preserve all records tied to the effort to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in the state. On January 2, Trump asked Georgia’s secretary of state, the Republican Brad Raffensperger, to “find 11,780 votes” — the exact number of votes he needed to win. In another call, Trump urged an investigator in Raffensperger’s office to “find the fraud.” Georgia’s secretary of state’s office has launched its own probe into Trump’s calls to state officials.

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