Georgia DA grants immunity to at least 8 fake electors in 2020 election probe

Willis has indicated she will likely make charging decisions between July 11 and Sept. 1.

Published: May 5, 2023 9:37pm

At least eight of sixteen alternate electors under investigation in Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis's election probe have received immunity deals to avoid charges should they cooperate in the investigation.

Willis is investigating former President Donald Trump's efforts to challenge the election results in the Peach State. Of particular interest is a group of would-be electors who could have cast the state's votes for Trump in the electoral college.

The Washington Post reported that at least eight of those individuals have agreed to cooperate in the probe and testify in exchange for not being charged with crimes, citing a court brief in Fulton County Superior Court from their defense attorney, Kimberly Bourroughs Debrow.

An "individual familiar with the investigation" told the outlet that none of the eight were aware of wrongdoing by any party in the matter and continued to profess their own innocence, saying "[i]n telling the truth they continue to say they have done nothing wrong and they are not aware of anyone else doing anything wrong, much less criminal."

The eight who have received immunity did so without promising to provide any incriminating evidence, the Post noted.

Willis has indicated she will likely make charging decisions between July 11 and Sept. 1.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.

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