Trump Associates Are Facing Criminal Trials In Crucial Swing States

( – Former President Donald Trump is in the midst of legal woes, but he’s not the only one. Many of his associates are also facing criminal and civil penalties related to their actions surrounding the 2020 election, and many are in swing states that will have a significant role in determining the presidential winner this year.

In Arizona, prosecutors recently indicted 18 people, including 11 pro-Trump electors and seven unnamed suspects, on multiple felony charges, including conspiracy, fraudulent schemes and artifices, fraudulent schemes and practices, and forgery. They are accused of trying to prevent “the lawful transfer of the presidency of the United States” by “falsely claiming to be the duly elected and qualified Electors.” Mark Meadows and Rudy Giuliani were among those charged.

In Georgia, 19 people, including Trump, were indicted on charges of election interference and racketeering. Among those were Meadows and Giuliani, as well as Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis, John Eastman, Jeffrey Clark, and Kenneth Chesebro. Powell and Ellis subsequently took a plea deal. This case is expected to go to trial on August 5, though Trump is trying to push this date back.

In July 2023, 16 fake electors were charged in Michigan. Trump’s name came up during pretrial hearings recently as a co-conspirator who was not indicted in the state. Six people were charged as fake electors in Nevada. Ten fake electors have yet to be indicted in Wisconsin. State Attorney General Josh Kaul has not disclosed whether there is an investigation into this matter.

Most of the above cases aren’t scheduled for trial yet. Trump is only facing charges in Georgia for election interference, though he has several others in various phases of discovery. He is currently on trial in Manhattan on charges of falsifying business records to hide a hush-money payment, though he has not stopped campaigning in the midst of it.

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