Georgia judge dismisses 6 counts in Trump election case

by ian

A Georgia judge has dismissed six of 41 counts in the election case against former President Donald Trump and five co-defendants.

Trump and the others are accused of pressuring state officials to violate their oaths of 2020 by delegitimizing the 2020 election. Yesterday, Judge Scott McAfee said the charges weren’t detailed enough to be sustained. However, he says prosecutors could seek a new, more detailed indictment on the dismissed counts.

The defense praised the decision, with one attorney saying the charges were so vague they weren’t sure what to defend against.

McAfee’s ruling comes as he prepares to give his decision on whether DA Fani Willis, who is overseeing the case against Trump, should be disqualified over her romantic relationship with attorney Nathan Wade, who she hired to prosecute the case. A ruling is expected sometime this week.