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Georgia judge overseeing 2020 election case dismisses some charges against Trump

The judge said three of the charges against Trump must be quashed.

Published: March 13, 2024 10:20am

Updated: March 13, 2024 10:41am

The Fulton County judge overseeing the Georgia 2020 election case dismissed some charges against former President Donald Trump on Wednesday, although other charges remain.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee said six charges listed in the indictment must be quashed, including three counts against Trump, per court documents.

Trump has pleaded not guilty to all charges in the case. 

"As written, these six counts contain all the essential elements of the crimes but fail to allege sufficient detail regarding the nature of their commission, i.e., the underlying felony solicited," McAfee wrote in his decision.

Trump and 18 others were charged with 41 counts related to an alleged scheme to overturn the 2020 election in the former president's favor. Trump was charged on 13 counts, so most of the charges remain intact with McAfee's ruling.

Meanwhile, McAfee is expected to rule this week on whether Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and special counsel Nathan Wade should be disqualified from the case over their romantic relationship and allegations that they benefited financially from the situation.

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