Trump Pleads Not Guilty, Waives Arraignment in Georgia Election Case

Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges that he and others illegally tried to overturn the results of the 2020 election in Georgia.

Trump waived his right to an arraignment hearing, which had been scheduled for next week. This means he will not have to appear in court in person.

Trump and 18 others were indicted earlier this month on 41 counts of racketeering, conspiracy to commit election fraud, and other charges. The indictment alleges that Trump and his allies pressured Georgia officials to change the results of the election, which Joe Biden won.

Several other people charged in the indictment have also waived arraignment.

The case is being investigated by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, a Democrat. Willis has said that she is committed to bringing justice to anyone who broke the law in an attempt to interfere with the election.

Trump has denied any wrongdoing and has called the case a “witch hunt.” He has also said that he will not cooperate with the investigation.

The case is still in its early stages, and it is unclear how it will play out. However, it is a significant development in the ongoing effort to hold Trump accountable for his actions surrounding the 2020 election.