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Georgia judge dismisses six charges in Trump election interference case

Fulton County Superior Judge Scott McAfee Associated Press/Photo by Brynn Anderson, file

Georgia judge dismisses six charges in Trump election interference case

Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee in Fulton County, Ga., dismissed several charges against former President Donald Trump on Wednesday. The charges he dismissed in his ruling alleged that Trump and some of his co-defendants solicited Georgia election officials to violate their oaths of office to uphold the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Georgia.

Why did these charges get dismissed? McAfee ruled that the charges did not specifically detail what provisions of either constitution the defendants allegedly solicited election officials to violate. He noted that the U.S. Constitution has “hundreds of clauses” and that Georgia’s constitution is not just a carbon copy of its larger federal constitution. “As written, these six counts contain all the essential elements of the crimes,” he wrote, “but fail to allege sufficient detail regarding the nature of their commission, i.e., the underlying felony solicited.”

Dig deeper: Read Grace Snell’s report in WORLD Magazine about how Trump is spinning his legal challenges into campaign support.

Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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