Georgia Grand Jury Report Says “No Fraud” in 2020 Election; Possible Criminal Charges Pending for Trump

( – The Georgia grand jury tasked with investigating the 2020 presidential election stated that there was “no fraud” in the 2020 Presidential Election. A partial release of the grand jury was granted by the presiding judge, Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney, Fox News reported.

The report’s findings may be enough for prosecutors to file criminal charges against former president Donald Trump, The Guardian reported. The partial release of the grand jury’s findings “already contains” findings of possible witness perjury, Fox News reported.

The order from Judge McBurney came three weeks after the court heard arguments about whether there was election fraud in Fulton County, Georgia, during the 2020 presidential elections.

If criminal charges are filed, the prosecution of Donald Trump will be led by Atlanta district attorney Fani Willis, CNN reported. The special grand jury was not legally empowered to issue indictments, which leaves the decision of whether to issue indictments from a regular grand jury up to Willis, CNN wrote.

The former president has been embroiled in legal scandals in recent news. Trump likewise faces criminal inquiry over the events of the January 6 Capitol riots. Additionally, the former president faces an inquiry from a special counsel appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland over classified documents that he stored at his private residence of Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida.

Despite legal issues, President Trump has announced his presidential campaign for the 2024 Presidential Elections. Political analysts have debated whether the possibility of criminal indictments will prevent the former president from running for re-election, left-leaning media think tank The Conversation analyzed in December. Due to Section 1, Clause 5 of Article II, if Trump is convicted of criminal charges, he would lose his eligibility to be elected for a second term.

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