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In Yet Another Indictment, Trump Faces Accountability in Attempt to Overturn 2020 Election in Georgia

Washington, D.C. – Last night, an Atlanta grand jury indicted former U.S. President Donald Trump and 18 others for racketeering for their scheme to overturn the results of the 2020 election in Georgia. 

In response, Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, released the following statement:

“Every American heard for themselves Donald Trump pressuring the Georgia Secretary of State to flip the results of the 2020 election illegally, despite the Secretary of State’s repeated protestations.

“Now the Fulton County prosecutor has brought forth additional evidence of an extended, multifaceted scheme to overturn the Georgia election results that included intimidating local officials, falsely claiming ballot fraud and improperly accessing local election data.

“This was a naked power grab, an effort to nullify the votes of Georgians, and a part of Trump’s overarching thwarted coup. 

“A democracy cannot tolerate such actions and it cannot survive if it allows perpetrators to go unpunished. 

“That is true even if the perpetrator is the sitting president – in fact, it is especially true if the perpetrator is a sitting president. 

“Election subversion is a criminal act, with legal consequences. Donald Trump has the right of every defendant to a fair trial and the presumption of innocence. But he has no rights beyond those of every defendant. Nobody is above the law.