Donald Trump has 10 days to present himself up after being accused of orchestrating a “criminal enterprise” with 18 others to overturn the results of the 2020 election in Georgia.
The sweeping accusations, brought by a local prosecutor in Atlanta on Monday night, fall under the state’s racketeering legislation, which was initially intended to disrupt organized crime gangs.
Trump, the current Republican nominee for the 2024 presidential election, now faces 91 felony counts and the potential of going to trial in four distinct instances before next year’s elections.
He has condemned the indictment, claiming on social media that he will issue an “irrefutable” study proving his charges of election fraud in Georgia.
While the initiative is unlikely to protect him from the massive and costly legal challenges he faces, it may be popular among his political base. Trump’s small-donor donations and poll numbers both increased in the aftermath of his previous indictments.
“The official Republican Party apparatus, which had been distancing itself from Trump, rallied behind him after his first indictment,” Jonathan Swan, The Times journalist said.
However, after the Georgia case, he added, other defendants may feel less confident in sticking by him, not least since presidents cannot dismiss state charges.