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    Trump and 18 Allies Charged in Georgia Election Meddling as Former President Faces 4th Criminal Case

    Trump and 18 Allies Charged in Georgia Election Meddling as Former President Faces 4th Criminal Case

    ATLANTA — Donald Trump and 18 allies were indicted in on Monday over their efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss in the state, with prosecutors using a statute normally associated with mobsters to accuse the former president, lawyers and other aides of a “criminal enterprise” to keep him in .

    The nearly 100-page indictment details dozens of acts by Trump or his allies to undo his defeat, including beseeching Georgia's Republican secretary of state to find enough votes for him to win the battleground state; harassing an election worker who faced false claims of fraud; and attempting to persuade Georgia lawmakers to ignore the will of voters and appoint a slate of electoral college electors favorable to Trump.

    In one particularly brazen episode, it also outlines a plot involving one of his lawyers to access voting machines in a rural Georgia county and steal data from a voting machine company.

    “The indictment alleges that rather than abide by Georgia's legal process for election challenges, the defendants engaged in a criminal racketeering enterprise to overturn Georgia's presidential election result,” Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, whose office brought the case, said at a late-night news conference.

    Other defendants include former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows; Trump attorney and former New City Mayor Rudy Giuliani; and a Trump administration Justice Department…

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