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Possible Georgia Election Case Against Trump Could Differ in Key Ways from DOJ Election Case


Fulton Indictment vs DOJ election case
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If Donald Trump is indicted by a Fulton grand jury, there are three key differences between the Georgia case and the pre-existing federal election interference case. These differences include:

  1. If re-elected as President, Trump would not be able to pardon himself – or others– of a criminal conviction under Georgia state law.

  2. Particularly when he was in the White House, Donald Trump has a history of trying to delay legal proceedings and investigations against him. Given some of the overall dynamics of his potential re-election, it's possible that any GA case would go to trial before the federal election interference indictment.

  3. Georgia law makes it more likely that any trial Donald Trump faces will be televised. This will allow the American public to see the proceedings in the event Donald Trump goes before a jury of his peers.




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