(Atlanta) The conservative state of Georgia and its capital Atlanta has become a dangerous zone for Donald Trump, who recently suffered political defeats there and faces trial over voter fraud in the 2020 US presidential election.
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The former Republican president lost this week in a strategy of defeating elected officials from a party that refused to manipulate election results, winning over Joe Biden Wire.
The Republican billionaire has focused his year-long efforts to prove that the presidential election was “stolen” from him because of a “massive fraud” that has never been proven.
The three candidates he backed, however, lost in party primaries on Tuesday, losing hard to the governorship, a sign that voters have acknowledged his involvement in state affairs.
On January 2, 2021, he asked Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” enough ballots in his favor to manipulate the November ballot result.
A few weeks ago, District Attorney Fanny Willis of Fulton County, which owns Atlanta, appointed a grand jury to determine if there was enough evidence to interrogate him.
The process can take up to a year. Dozens of witnesses were questioned and 30 who refused to testify should be subpoenaed.
In a phone call to Brad Rafansperger, he stated that he had already eliminated Georgia “by hundreds of thousands of votes” and asked the Secretary of State to “find 11,780 ballots” in his favor, citing various conspiracy theories. His defeat margin.
The content of the conversation was revealed the next day Washington PostGroaned.
In February, M.Me Willis announced that he was launching an investigation into Donald Trump’s pressure on other Georgian elected officials, such as Governor Brian Kemp and State Attorney Chris Carr.
In a memo released in October, lawyers at the Brookings Institution Think Tank said Mr. He said there was a “significant risk of multiple Tart prosecutions” against Trump.
According to the note, the former president’s action “goes beyond the framework of his privileges” and his arguments to defend himself are “worthless”.
Donald Trump denied making any wrongdoing at a meeting in Texas in January and condemned “radical, malicious and racist prosecutors”, urging Fanny Willis for additional defense measures.
Faced with prosecution threats, the former reality TV star turned to public opinion to secure his new candidacy opportunities in 2024.
But even there, he was kept in check by the wide-ranging successes of Brad Raffensperger, Brian Kemp and Chris Carr.
“As fair as possible”
The state, with a population of 10 million, could be crucial for the next presidential election, but Tuesday’s primaries show voters are fed up with Donald Trump’s posture.
“I voted for him, but I do not like these allegations against our state,” Elsa Dushanbe, a retired civil servant she met with Governor Kemp, told AFP.
The 78-year-old does not believe in conspiracy theories surrounding the 2020 election.
She said the election was held as impartially as possible. “My husband worked for election officials and he understood them. And no, I don’t think they were stolen. ⁇
It remains to be seen whether the Georgia primaries represent a national movement, but recent weeks have shown signs of losing billionaire influence over the Republican Party.
He had significant successes such as the victory of his former representative Sarah Huckabee Saunders in Arkansas, but he also supported the losers as many as he won in various governing races.
“Mr Trump’s kind of speech on support strength is not going to weaken,” Nse Ufot, head of the New Georgia Project Association, which campaigns for the right to vote, told AFP.
“As bad leaders in my opinion, Brad Raffensperger and Brian Kemp proved how (Republicans) can win in a state like Georgia without Mr. Trump’s support,” she added.