State of Georgia

Georgia Trump 2020 Election Subversion Indictment

Georgia v. Trump

Indictment of former President Donald Trump by a grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia for his efforts to overturn Georgia’s results in the 2020 presidential election. Trump was indicted on 13 charges. 

The 98-page indictment includes 41 total counts and names 18 defendants in addition to Trump: Rudolph Giuliani, John Eastman, Mark Meadows, Kenneth Chesebro, Jeffrey Clark, Jenna Lynn Ellis, Ray Stallings Smith III, Robert Cheeley, Michael Roman, David Shafer, Shawn Micah Tresher Still, Stephen Cliffgard Lee, Harrison William Prescott Floyd, Trveian Kutti, Sidney Powell, Cathleen Latham, Scott Graham Hall and Misty Hampton in addition to 30 unindicted, unnamed co-conspirators. The 161 acts outline Trump and his associates’ plot to overturn the 2020 presidential election in Georgia and other states including but not limited to Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C. 

These individuals face multiple counts and all of those in the indictment are charged with violation of the Georgia Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. According to the unsealed indictment, Trump is being indicted for Counts 1, 5, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 27-29 and 38-39 which include: 

  • Violation of the Georgia RICO Act (Count 1);
  • Solicitation of violation of oath by public officer (Count 5, 28 and 38); 
  • Conspiracy to commit impersonating a public officer (Count 9);
  • Conspiracy to commit forgery in the first degree (Counts 11 and 17);
  • Conspiracy to commit false statements and writings (Counts 13 and 19);
  • Conspiracy to commit filing false documents (Count 15);
  • Filing false documents (Count 27) and
  • False statements and writings (Counts 29 and 39). 

“Trump and the other Defendants charged in this Indictment refused to accept that Trump lost, and they knowingly and willfully joined a conspiracy to unlawfully change the outcome of the election in favor of Trump. That conspiracy contained a common plan and purpose to commit two or more acts of racketeering activity in Fulton County, Georgia, elsewhere in the State of Georgia, and in other states,” the indictment reads. 

The indictment references calls made by Trump and Giuliani to state officials, harassment and intimidation of election workers, the unlawful breach of election equipment by members of the enterprise, the fake electors scheme and an effort to cover up the conspiracy.   

“Members of the enterprise, including several of the Defendants, created false Electoral College documents and recruited individuals to convene and cast false Electoral College votes at the Georgia State Capitol, in Fulton County, on December 14, 2020,” the indictment states.  

One Act in particular, Act 43, describes a situation wherein Trump called Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr (R) “for the purpose of making false statements concerning fraud in the November 3, 2020, presidential election in-Georgia and elsewhere.” During the call, Trump reportedly, “asked Carr not to discourage other state attorneys general from joining a federal lawsuit filed by the State of Texas contesting the administration of the November 3, 2020, presidential election in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.” The indictment describes this event as “an overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy.” 

On Oct. 19, Powell entered a plea agreement and pleaded guilty to six misdemeanor charges. On Oct. 20, Chesebro, who served as an attorney for former President Donald Trump and led an attempt to submit a false slate of Georgia electors in 2020, pleaded guilty to a felony count of conspiracy to file false documents. On Oct. 24, Ellis, who served as an attorney for former President Donald Trump during his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, pleaded guilty to a single count of aiding and abetting false statements and writings. 

Case Documents (State court)

Case Documents (Appellate Court)

Case Documents (Federal Court-Mark Meadows)

Case Documents (11th Circuit-mark meadows)

Case Documents (Federal Court-Jeffrey Clark)

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